ISR Graduation Ceremony 2022

Friday, 17 June 2022

On Friday, June 17th, 2022, with great joy, we celebrated the achievements and successes of another graduating class of ISR. The ISR Graduation Ceremony was again held on the grounds of Haus Meer City Park, where our 53 graduates, accompanied by their families and specially invited guests, gathered to celebrate the end of their time at ISR with a ceremonial awarding of ISR High School Diplomas.

After the ceremonial opening speeches by Ms. Lyons, Mr. Soliman, and Mr. Cete, a speech by the Mayor of Düsseldorf, Dr. Stephan Keller, followed, that particularly emphasized ISR’s long-standing friendship with the city of Düsseldorf and the importance of an internationally oriented school education. After his speech, the U.S. Consul General of North Rhine-Westphalia in Düsseldorf, Ms. Pauline Kao, addressed some inspiring words to our graduating class, highlighting the special importance of listening and empathy.

Philipp, one of our talented graduates, performed on the guitar a self-composed song, created especially for this ISR Graduation Ceremony, that explored the experience of our graduates’ school years and their pathways to success at ISR. Everyone in attendance was very moved and thrilled by his performance. Following, two graduates, Carl and Wenxi, spoke about the eventful school years of this year’s graduating class and told of numerous fond memories of the past years. In particular, the last two IB years of our graduating class were marked by the pandemic, especially in the beginning, but our graduates also overcame this challenge with flying colors and through their strong cohesion.

Our 53 graduates, coming from 14 different nations, were given a ceremonial farewell with the awarding of the ISR High School Diploma, which now opens the doors to prestigious universities worldwide.

We are extremely grateful and proud to have accompanied this year’s graduating class on their way and to have reached an important milestone in their lives together with them. Each of our graduates is a proof of our motto, “We Enable Great Minds and Strong Characters,” and we are convinced that the future holds only the best for them.

We wish to thank all parents, teachers as well as staff members who accompanied this year’s class of 2022 on their way and contributed significantly to the success of all of them. During the ceremony, it became clear that “it takes a village to raise a child.” Parents, faculty, staff, friends, and supporters of ISR form this village for our students – for a happy, successful, and fulfilling future.

Dear Graduates,

You gave your best at all times and can be proud to now hold your ISR High School Diploma in your hands. Keep in touch with us and have fond memories of this unforgettable time of your lives. Each of you has shaped ISR in your own way, and we are proud to be a part of your story. Our doors are always open for you and your families.

Go out and shape the world, ISR Graduates!

We sincerely thank our talented Photographer Melanie Osterried.