Although this year's event looked different to previous years, here at the MET we were determined to ensure that the graduation ceremony was a special moment for our Class of 2020 graduates. For all Grade 12 students, this event is a milestone, but even more so for our MET students who are the last graduating class in the Ciudad del Saber building overlooking the Panama Canal, as we move to a new campus in Green Valley in November of this year.
We had planned a ceremony and were forced to modify our plans due to Covid-19 and the strict lockdown measures in place in Panama City. However, we are very proud to be able to host not one, but two virtual graduation events for our special 'Class of 2020'.
In early June, faculty and students gathered for an online lunch and prize giving ceremony before inviting family members and guests to join for a pre-Graduation livestream online event.
Family, friends and faculty all came together virtually for a ceremony filled with music, laughter and round up of memories made during their time here. These memories have been captured on a website with videos and photos uploaded onto a graduation website as a reminder of the good times and there is even a special song written and performed by a member of staff to inspire our graduates on to do greater things: surprise gifts and we think it really gave an extra something to the photos, which we are excited to share with our community.