The day begin with excitement, it’s been 72 years since Indonesia declared its independence and this morning, all students, teachers and staff are gathered together in the field of IICS to commemorate that historical moment of our country. The officers of the ceremony are taken from Grade 11 students and it was led by Aldio Lazuardy, our President of student council. Under the rigorous training from Mr. Supri Sugianto, the students were able to perform really well on the day.
The ceremony was solemn and heartfelt by everyone who participated. We were able to take a moment to thank the Lord for what he has done for our country and for the freedom that He has given us. Mr. Kristhianto, the principal of Senior High also gave a very motivating speech about why we should be proud to be an Indonesian. We are so blessed to live in this beautiful country and there are many achievements that we can be proud of. In the end, he concluded his speech by asking everyone to put their hands on their chest and proclaim, “I am proud to be an Indonesian”.
After the speech, we sang a few national songs which were led by the Senior High students’ orchestra and choir, led by Mr. Stephen Chandra and helped by other music teachers. And the flag ceremony concluded with a prayer, thanking the Lord for what He has done in our country and also a prayer for all of us to be able to fulfill this independence. With that, the officer gave his final salutation and everybody was dismissed.