The 2020/2021 school year officially ended on July 29th.
Many schools in the district celebrated their graduating students in conformity with the corona.
The same is true of the Weilheim vocational school.
- Kurt Seelos, the headmaster of the Weilheim vocational school, said almost a little wistfully: "This is the last graduation ceremony in our old school today." is as good as finished and should be ready for use in autumn.
But this year the best vocational school students were honored again in the auditorium at Kerschensteinerstraße 2.
And that in a slimmed-down form.
In a very slimmed-down form.
Instead of 418, only seven graduates were present at the Weilheim vocational school
The pandemic did not allow all 418 high school students to attend the graduation ceremony.
Only the best seven were allowed to be there live when District Administrator Andrea Jochner-Weiß honored them for their outstanding achievements.
The pandemic had made a big celebration impossible and was therefore also the subject of the headmaster's greeting to the students.
Seelos spoke of a loss of security and people's fear of the unknown. The graduating students had to struggle with these adversities over the past year and a half. “But you managed to bite your way through,” said Seelos proudly. "Therefore you rely on your abilities, reflect on your strengths, because we can only find security in ourselves."
The new district master craftsman Michael Andrä also came to personally congratulate the best.
"As a representative of the trade, I am of course particularly pleased to be able to congratulate you on your journeyman's letters," said the Obersöcheringer.
He called on the group to a loud applause for the new graduates, which promptly followed.
At the end of his speech, Andrä added: "And hopefully you can celebrate again - as it used to be."
IHK: Vocational training is "like crossing the Alps"
Klaus Bauer, the chairman of the IHK regional committee, also took the floor. The first of September is always a very special day for him. “This is where you get to know the new trainees and usually look into expectant or fearful eyes.” Afterwards, being able to see how children become young, independent adults is very enriching for him. “That's just great,” said Bauer.
He compared the vocational training with crossing the Alps. "You dream about it for many years, plan ahead and then you go on a journey." Starting your career as an apprentice is "the step into a new world." At first, it may be more strenuous uphill than you dreamed of, but you hold on through, get to know new people along the way and with time it might get a little easier. “You get used to the exertion,” says Bauer. But there could always be bad weather in the mountains or disasters. After all, the final exam is like the last, big pass. “And then you're upstairs. You did it. Just like you. ”Bauer wanted himself and the high school students to stay in the district as many of them as possible. "Because the region really needs such great new specialists like you."
District Administrator Jochner-Weiß hands over the prizes personally
District Administrator Andrea Jochner-Weiß agreed and personally congratulated the seven best high school students.
The young men and women all had an average grade of 1.0 to 1.11.
“You are the elite,” said the district administrator.
"And it is an honor for me to be able to honor you for your performance."
Stephan Burkart, Antonia Graf, Benjamin Schleich, Sebastian Solfrank, Lea Metty, Quirin Schretter and Amelie Kühner all received a state award certificate with a sum of money from the government of Upper Bavaria, which the Weilheim-Schongau district office had topped up.
In the end it was 75 euros for each of the seven graduates.
In addition, 35 other high school students had achieved a grade point average of 1.2 to 1.5 this year.
“I bow to you and your outstanding performance,” concluded the district administrator.
"Because we can all be really proud of you here."
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