2017年6月2日，美国梦学校(上海)国际高中举行了2017届毕业典礼，在典礼上第三届家委会副主席蒋浩民博士为大家做了致词Speech by Dr. Jiang Haomin，以下是致词Speech by Dr. Jiang Haomin详细信息：
Speech by Vice President of MVA Shanghai’s 3rd Parents Committee Dr. Jiang Haomin
Distinguished Mr. Sweeney, Ms. Yin, Professor Fieldman, All the teachers, family, and classmates,Good morning!
Each June, the campus fills with a mixture: the joy of harvest and the sorrow of separation. On this special day, I would like to congratulate the graduates on completing their high school, and to wish them a vibrant and colorful university life.
On this eve of your stepping into university and society, I am very glad to share my thoughts with you as a parent, on the topic of “perseverance”.
In speaking of perseverance, I imagine that the parents present may feel very emotional. Many parents here today are very successful in their fields. No matter what their jobs are, however, I believe they all have something in common—a higher than average dedication to their dreams, so that they are able to send you kids to such a good school, and then abroad for further study.
Here, I suggest that you give your parents a round of loud applause, to thank them for their hard work and perseverance!
You are very lucky that in your future college life and life at large, you will be able to interact with many different cultures and ways of life. You will live in harmony with and collaborate with people of various nationalities and skin colors.
I was also once a student, and although I successfully continued through my doctorate, I feel a little regret about my missing the opportunity to study and live abroad, since in this globalized world, it is necessary for us to immerge into foreign cultures for a while and forge our critical thinking ability.
But I am most proud of my dedication and perseverance towards my dream. It has always been my dream to make cars on the road wear Chinese clothing, i.e., steel plates made by and in China.
Twenty years ago, the steel plates on cars in China were nearly all imported. Now, however, through our hard work and perseverance, one in every two cars on the road in China uses steel plates that we developed and manufactured. Our steel plates are exported overseas, to the headquarters of Mercedes Benz and BMW, and the world at large. Through the years, we have persisted in being our best selves. It was our perseverance that made the impossible possible! It was our perseverance that made our dreams come true!
Many of you have undergone different trainings since you were young— in art, sports, and other various kinds of lessons. There are also certainly those of you who have made choices quickly and easily, and just as easily given them up. Growing up means that you progress from immaturity to independence, from youth and inexperience to maturity, and that as you progress you will bravely take on the lawful rights, duties, and responsibilities with which you have been entrusted. You must learn how to persevere, how to not give up, and how to bear responsibility.
In life, the outside world will hold much temptation. In order to pursue our dreams, we may miss out on a lot, but if we cannot resist temptation, we may in the end miss out on realizing our dreams.
Dreams are the sails, and perseverance is the boat. With sails, you have the motivation, but to reach the shores, you must have a boat. Tomorrow you will set sail, but wherever you go, you must bring a grateful heart— gratitude for your parents, your teachers, your classmates, and your alma mater. The love we hold for our family, our teachers, our classmates, and our alma mater is ultimately the deepest love of humanity, and here you will find your most precious treasures.