| "20 Years School Ceremony Speech"
It is a very special and happy night for the Rockville Cantonese School (RCS) tonight. As you look around, we fill 35 tables and the atmosphere is full of joy and happiness, we can say that "The Triple Luckiness" has arrived.
The first luckiness: Tonight, we celebrate the 20 Years of RCS's establishment. Like the old proverb, it said, "Everything changes in 10 years time". We are now talking about 20 years! It is not easy to establish a school and let it blossom for years. Chinese saying, "Don't forget where you were from", the success of RCS rested on all the helping hands of all the dedicated teachers and parents.
The second luckiness: Tonight is also the ceremony for our second RCS graduation class. We have eleven graduated students this year. Our first graduation class was in the years of 2000. I am extremely pleased to see five of the years 2000 graduated students attended tonight's banquet. To graduate from the Chinese school is no easy task. You have to finish all the class and school requirements. These students set a good example as courageous and unyielding efforts to learn the Chinese language.
The third luckiness: The school will continue the scholarship program. We will not stop just because the Chinese School Association for the Washington Area has exhausted all its scholarship funds. Dr. So and his wife, Susanna, sponsor this year's scholarship funds. Two days ago, Dr. So sent thru airmail a congregations verse, just in time for tonight's ceremony. I ask all the students to continue to apply for the scholarships.
We occupy 35 tables for tonight's "three luckiness banquet." Last year we had 27 tables. The owners of this restaurant, Mr. Chan and Mr. Choi wished us that we will occupy the entire restaurant one day. I am certain that we will be able to do just that one-day. Like I said many times in the past, the success of RCS depends on the cooperation of all the teachers and parents.
I like to express my sincere thanks to all the teachers and parents who attend tonight's banquet, also thanks for their enthusiasm and supports.
Principal: Mandy Wong
第一喜:是學校創校二十過年紀念典禮. 正是"十年人事幾翻新"，更何況二十年呢? 自古有云 : 創業難，守業亦難。 學校能二十年屹立不倒，欣欣向榮，真是不容易。 “飲水思源"，學校能有今年，要多謝學校創校人，今晚的貴賓王懿敏校董 ( School Founder， Ms. Shirley Chow) 與開校功臣阮小玉家長，賴玉儀老師，資深最高趙高美蟬老師和第一任校長鄭碧玲，沒有她們的努力，就沒有今天粵語學校。