Koncord Academy 5th Graduation Speech and Prize Giving Day 2023

On a sunny Friday afternoon, the 15th of September 2023, Koncord Academy Basic held its 5th Graduation Speech and Prize Giving Day event. This joyous occasion brought together a diverse audience, including the school’s proprietress, headmistress, dedicated facilitators, proud parents, and, of course, the bright and talented learners of Koncord Academy.

The Opening and Diverse Performances

The event commenced at midday with a heartfelt opening prayer by Reverend Sowa, setting a reverent tone for the day. The Head of Primary and Junior High School department, Mr. Robert Hayibor, then delivered an inspiring opening address, setting the stage for the festivities. Mrs. Sowa, the headmistress, spoke eloquently on behalf of the school’s management, emphasizing the importance of this day in the learners’ lives.

Speech Day at Koncord Academy

One of the highlights of the event was the eclectic mix of performances by the school’s learners. Preschoolers, primary students, and junior high school learners showcased their talents through choreography, Twi, English, French and Ewe recitals. Learners also engaged in a thoughtful discussion on the topic of Examination Malpractice, showcasing their critical thinking skills. The UCMAS performance was a testament to the school’s commitment to holistic education. The melodious voices of the school choir filled the air with beautiful songs.

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Recognition and awards were an essential part of the day. Several learners received certificates of merit for their outstanding achievements throughout the academic year. Awards were presented to the best-performing learners and the most decorous learners in the preschool and primary departments. In the Junior High department, certificates were awarded to learners who excelled in English Language Arts, Maths, and Integrated Science, alongside the prestigious “Most Distinguished Learner” awards.

Graduation of the Class of 2023

The second part of the event was dedicated to the official graduation of the Class of 2023. This group of six remarkable learners, five of whom sat for the Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE), marked the culmination of their academic journey at Koncord Academy. Each graduate received their well-deserved graduation certificate.

A moment of immense pride and applause filled the venue when Nichole Harding was announced as the best-performing learner in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science. She further received the Valedictorian Award, symbolizing her status as the most distinguished learner in the Class of 2023.
Naa Dromo Sowa was recognized as the most decorous learner and delivered a heartfelt speech as the class prefect.

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Emmanuel Anyimadu represented the boys with a memorable speech, and Nichole Harding, the valedictorian, shared her thoughts and gratitude with the audience.

The graduates didn’t just excel academically; they also showcased their talents by performing “We Are The World” by Michael Jackson and a choreography piece—a cherished tradition at Koncord Academy.

The Farewell and Closing Moments

The event reached its emotional peak with a farewell speech delivered by the very first learner of Koncord Academy, in 2003, Ms. Afua Bonsu, who graced the occasion with wisdom and nostalgia.
The school’s proprietress, Mrs. Pat Bonsu, offered a heartfelt prayer for the graduates, blessing their future endeavors.

In a symbolic act, the graduates, led by Mrs. Bonsu, cut their graduation cake, marking the beginning of a new chapter in their lives. The entire school community came together to perform a joyful choreography, bringing the event to a climatic close.

As the day concluded, Reverend Sowa once again led a closing prayer, expressing gratitude for the successful event and the bright future awaiting Koncord Academy’s Class of 2023.

In conclusion, the 5th Graduation Speech and Prize Giving Day at Koncord Academy Basic on September 15, 2023, was a day filled with pride, celebration, and hope. It honored the achievements of the learners and marked a significant milestone in their educational journey. The event showcased not only their academic excellence but also their diverse talents and the strong sense of community at Koncord Academy. Congratulations to the Class of 2023!