The Inspirer’s Graduation - 2018
“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.”
Apax Inspirers celebrated the achievement of hundreds of our best and brightest last Friday afternoon. As an eager audience of excited students, overjoyed parents, and proud teachers hushed to silence, the graduation’s Masters of Ceremony introduced a team of talented young dancers. These dancers set the tone for the rest of the event with their highly energetic and electrifying performance. We were then treated to a truly uplifting speech from the new CEO of the HCMC region, Nguyen Dang Quang. He shared his vision of growth for the Southern region and reassured all in attendance that he was the right leader for this moment. FMD South’s fearless leader, Megan Aman took to the stage to express gratitude on APAX’s behalf for our dedicated teachers and the deep sense of pride that we all feel as we think upon the growth of the young learners in our care.
The star of the show was Lily (Truong Kim Ly). She is the smiling and shining face of APAX Leaders, Kiddie Shark, and the living embodiment of an inspirational young person. She gave great advice to young and old alike, “to be ourselves and try our best each day.” Watching her interact with one of her favorite teachers, Matt Abbott, and her mother had many of us in tears. Following, Lily’s speech we were given the “star treatment” as a trio of Vietnamese celebrities answered questions about their successful careers and children.
Other highlights included being treated to a live performance of “Mambo Italiano” by Đoan Trang, watching tons of students win millions of vnd in scholarships and prizes, and seeing hardworking and dedicated teachers being recognized for all that they do day in and day out to help their students grow and develop.