又到一年毕业季，拨穗正冠话青春，情深意重寄心语，豪情满怀待出征。6月6日下午，美国Lee Academy高级中学(上影校区)2019届学生毕业典礼隆重举行。全体师生与家长亲友共250余人参加。以下是Josh Holt校长致辞。
On behalf of Lee Academy in the US, all of our teachers and staff, I would like to welcome all of you to the second American Lee Academy International School graduation.
Imagine, when your children arrived at ALAIS, they entered as young caterpillars, crawling on tree branches and leaves, exploring the world but not certain where it would lead.
Throughout their education at ALAIS, the grew exponentially as they ate from the trees of knowledge, matured under the light of wisdom, and then spun a cocoon around themselves, where they soaked in the knowledge and wisdom and experiences of their lives and education until they have reached this moment.
This evening is a not only the official declaration that our students are graduates of American Lee Academy International School of Shanghai; it is the celebration of these young men and women – once caterpillars, then enclosed in a cocoon – who are, this very evening, breaking through their cocoons as beautiful, strong, and adventurous butterflies, fully prepared to spread their wings and fly off into the great futures they have before them.
今晚不仅仅是正式宣布我们的学生从美国Lee Academy高级中学(上影校区)毕业; 更是庆祝Lee的毕业生们破茧而出，成为一只只美丽，勇敢和具有冒险精神的蝴蝶们，你们将展翅高飞，冲向属于你们无限可能的未来。
Before I formally pronounce these young men and women graduates of ALAIS, I would like to share a selection from one of my favorite poems, a poem that captures this moment as a moment of beginning a new journey in life.
From “Songs of the Open Road,” by Walt Whitman
Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road,Healthy, free, the world before me,The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune,Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing,Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms,Strong and content I travel the open road.The earth, that is sufficient.
On behalf of Lee Academy, and ALAIS teachers and staff, I now formally pronounce these young men and women graduates of American Lee Academy International School of Shanghai!
我现在代表Lee Academy和ALAIS的教职工全体成员正式宣布美国Lee Academy高级中学(上影校区)2019届毕业生正式毕业!
——Mr. Josh Holt校长致辞(节选)