A student who goes out of his/her way to help others, who works hard in class and outside of class, who inspires other students to work harder, and so on. This is an acknowledgement of a student for his/her support, team work, excellent performance, or anything else that we think is laudable, nominated by teachers and staff.
Every term, teachers select one student from their class that has shown great effort, attitude, participation, and team spirit and nominate him or her as the next potential Superstar.
At each term's graduation ceremony, we announce the ECLC Superstars and nominee of the Student Excellence Award. The purpose of these awards is to recognize the students who go above and beyond in their classes and in how they contribute to the atmosphere of support and friendship that makes ECLC such a wonderful place to study. ECLC students and staff take this opportunity to show their appreciation to these exceptional classmates.
Also, a valedictorian is selected at the end of each term. The valedictorian is the student who has consistently demonstrated a commitment to academic performance, self-improvement, and achievement. The valedictorian contributes to the success of their entire class by being a supportive classmate, helping others, and improving the overall study experience through their teamwork and exceptional attitude.
"I want to say don't be afraid to ask questions, and don't care about whether it sounds stupid or ridiculous. Sometimes ask is not only for an answer, but for a reason.
Here is a quote for you: You can't let a fear of failure of a fear of comparison or a fear of judgement stop you from doing what's going to make you great. In it, you have to trust your own voice, your honesty, your weakness, and through this you will find your way to be great."
Monica Lucia Duarte Baron
"Thank you to everyone who has helped me progress this far, I would specifically like to thank all of my teachers, friends, classmates, directors and anyone else who has been a part of my life during these last couple of months, I would not be where I am today without the help of you all and I hope we can continue to stay in contact and help each other grow.
If I had one piece of advice for all those listening here today, it would be to create your own destiny, and never give up, even when you think there is nowhere else to go because 'even when you are at rock bottom the only place you can go is up'.”
"Coming to ECLC was not just about learning English for me. It influenced me to change my ways of thinking. In UCP, we often shared our cultures and compared various aspects of different cultures with other people. Sometimes I was shocked about how different we are, but I realized that it doesn’t mean that they are wrong, we have different perspectives, and each person has something that I can learn from. This idea helped me to think outside of the box."
"We have grown up in different environments, with different nationalities, religions, genders, and ages. However, we have a common goal: 'achieve proficiency in English.' ECLC, acknowledges the diversity of cultures and treats people with open minds."