Due to confinement and the pandemic, CAS had to postpone the graduation of Grade 6, Class of 2020. However, in December 2020, CAS created a Covid-friendly ceremony in honor of this very special class.
We promised you would have a promotion ceremony and in the words of the title winning University of South Carolina’s women’s basketball coach, Dawn Staley, "what is delayed is not denied."
Your class is special for many reasons- you are the first Grade 6 class to rejoin the Lower School after the return of Mr. Randolph. I cannot think of a better group of young people to have been the inaugural leaders of the Lower School. You are bright. You are kind. You are critical thinkers. You are leaders. You are team players. You are talented in many areas- coding, athletics, the arts, among many others. What I think sets your group apart from the rest is your resiliency. I find your class to be some of the most resilient young people I have met. Why is resilience important? Resilience helps you turn failure into success. It enables you to develop an internal locus of control- you know life happens for you not to you. Resilience helps you approach situations positively, rather than dwell on the negative. And finally, and perhaps most importantly, it helps you navigate change, and change is one of life’s constants.
Given this class’s talents and skills, your attitude, and sense of resilience...I speak for all of us when I say we cannot wait to see what you accomplish- while at Casablanca American School and beyond. Congratulations on successfully completing your Lower School experience. We wish you the best in Upper School and in life! We are happy to share with you the video of our Grade 6 Graduation. Please click on the link below to view it.
Elizabeth Phillips, Lower School Principal