This year, the Closing Session was held virtually on Saturday, December 5. In this ceremony, the Gimnasio Moderno presented the three individual awards and the only collective recognition, to the students who stood out the most during the 2020 school year.
The following is the summary of the award record of the Board of Teachers, in which the names for each of the awards were defined:
With the Cup of Personal Effort, the Gimnasio Moderno recognizes the student who, using the full performance of their duties, perseverance, discipline in their actions and the achievement of school and personal goals, has made important progress in their academic and training process. This award also values that the student has shared their achievements and is projected as an example of improvement and simplicity.
After a long debate, the Board of Teachers of the Preschool section decided to choose as worthy of this recognition Juan Torrado Devis, from the Montessori 3A course.
In the Primary section, the teachers gave the Personal Effort Cup to the student Matías Rodríguez Rodríguez, from the Fifth C course.
The Plaque of the Beautiful Character recognizes the student who is distinguished by respect for human dignity, as well as by their treatment with others. This conviction is the result of self-knowledge and the training of their autonomy. The nobility of such character leads the student to live with chivalry and simplicity; frankly and without hypocrisy; with a desire to serve but without falling into servility; with tolerance, but without giving up leadership; with a sense of companionship, but away from all complicity and with a multifaceted spirit, but clear in its principles. Detached from all desire for prominence, but proud of himself/herself.
The Board of Preschool Teachers decided to present this recognition to Huw Arthur Jenkins, from the Montessori 3A course.
The Primary teachers recognized with the Plaque of the Beautiful Character student Daniel Felipe Valderrama Reyes, from the Fourth B course.
With this award, the school wants to highlight the right balance between physical qualities and spirit that must distinguish the good hiker. A happy, enthusiastic, supportive and adventurous spirit, which is reflected in the close dialogue that the student establishes with the environment, with teachers and colleagues. All these qualities of the student flourish in the pines of the Institution and come to life, particularly, on excursions, when faced with situations that demand the greatest care and the highest responsibility, and that only a character formed in temperance and nobility, can prudently circumvent.
The Board of Preschool Teachers decided to give the Hiking Plaque to the student Belisario Pereira Palacios, from the Montessori 3 B course.
The Board of Teachers of Primary School Education recognized the hiking spirit of the student Pablo Atuesta Méndez, from the Fifth A course.
This award is the recognition of that course that exalts the school’s spirit and its collective values, such as healthy union, the sense of coexistence, belonging and loyalty. These collective values had to be built based on tolerance, solidarity with the problems of others, respect for unbreakable principles and commitment to common causes.
In the Preschool Section, the Board of Teachers gave this recognition to the First B Decroly course, under the guidance of teacher Gloria Rodríguez.
In the Primary School Education Section, the Board of Teachers gave this recognition to the Fourth A Decroly course, under the guidance of teachers Néstor Buitrago and Santiago Ojeda.
The Gimnasio Moderno congratulates all the students who obtained these recognitions and invites them to continue fulfilling their duties, forming their character as good members of the institution being an example to follow for all.
You can watch the ceremonies again below: