Monday, June 16, 2008

Moving Up Ceremony - Summer Camp

All we need is the truth in our hand. Someone to call a friend. Never fear the darkness. All we need is just the sun in the sky. And the hope of a summer to come with the meaning of love.” Anonymous

On Friday June 13, 2008 at about 10:30 AM Sabrina had her “Moving Up Ceremony” at St. Pius V. School from forth (4th) grade to fifth (5th) grade. Of course I teared up but what mother wouldn’t and I even witnessed a few dads getting emotional.

To celebrate I took Sabrina to lunch at our favorite Thai Food Restaurant in Lynn to split our favorite dish – wide noodles mixed with beef, chicken and veggies with side of white rice and of course our refreshing Thai ice teas!!

By next Monday June 23rd Sabrina will be back at Camp Christopher summer camp where she has been attending since she was five-years- old. Camp Christopher is located in Danvers, MA at St. John’s Prep Danvers and during the school months is an all male Catholic high school. But for the next eight weeks of summer it will be filled with fun activities including Sabrina’s favorites; swimming, rock climbing and mini golf!


Do YOU remember being promoted to the fifth grade? Do YOU remember summer camp? I bet YOU have some great stories to share. Try sharing some of your personal stories during your next speech or if you are a Toastmaster during some of your Table Topics sessions.



(pr -m t )
tr.v. pro·mot·ed, pro·mot·ing, pro·motes
a. To raise to a more important or responsible job or rank.
b. To advance (a student) to the next higher grade.
2. To contribute to the progress or growth of; further. See Synonyms at advance.
3. To urge the adoption of; advocate: promote a constitutional amendment.
4. To attempt to sell or popularize by advertising or publicity: commercials promoting a new product.
5. To help establish or organize (a new enterprise), as by securing financial backing: promote a Broadway show.

Syn: To forward; advance; further; patronize; help; exalt;
prefer; elevate; dignify.


A ceremony is an activity, infused with ritual significance, performed on a special occasion.

a set or system of formalities, customs, or rites performed on certain occasions.

Summer Camp
camp: a site where care and activities are provided for children during the summer months; "city kids get to see the country at a summer camp"

Summer camp is a common destination for children and teenagers during the summer months in some countries. Children and adolescents who attend camp ("campers") participate in a variety of activities, many of which wouldn't be possible or practical during the school year. camp

1 comment:

Michael Cortes said...

Those personal stories also make great content for your professional presentations and speeches. Each point you wish to make can be more easily remembered if it is accompanied by a personal story.