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Students born in the much anticipated year 2000 graduate from ISL as the Class of 2018
Posted 20/05/2018 14:00

The International School of Luxembourg (ISL) Class of 2018 graduated on Saturday 19 May at the Grand Theatre.

Many of the graduates were born in the year 2000, when there was a fear that computer systems all around the world would crash - as they may not be able to read dates after 1999. It was known as the Millennium Bug or Y2K and some even feared it could be the end of the world. Companies around the world invested in new software and media created back-up systems to ensure they could still produce their newspapers and magazines if there was a crash.

Fortunately, nothing bad happened, and in fact that year, and the following one, saw 99 wonderful new human beings enter the world. Little did they know, they would go on to become International Baccalaureate graduates of ISL. During their graduation ceremony, through music, song, and speech, the students showed they whole-heartedly appreciated what the last 18 years had given them. This was also emphasised when the student-elected speaker, Gordon Clemons, said: “This class has seen things no one would have guessed were even possible 20 years ago - we saw the first black president of the USA.” Gordon went on to list many other weird and wonderful things the students had witnessed in their short but ever-changing lives. In her speech, Elena Perticucci, faculty elected speaker, looked back on her years in Luxembourg and at ISL and how it opened her mind to the world.  

Many of the graduates were born in the year 2000, when there was a fear that computer systems all around the world would crash - as they may not be able to read dates after 1999. It was known as the Millennium Bug or Y2K and some even feared it could be the end of the world. Companies around the world invested in new software and media created back-up systems to ensure they could still produce their newspapers and magazines if there was a crash.

Fortunately, nothing bad happened, and in fact that year, and the following one, saw 99 wonderful new human beings enter the world. Little did they know, they would go on to become International Baccalaureate graduates of ISL. During their graduation ceremony, through music, song, and speech, the students showed they whole-heartedly appreciated what the last 18 years had given them. This was also emphasised when the student-elected speaker, Gordon Clemons, said: “This class has seen things no one would have guessed were even possible 20 years ago - we saw the first black president of the USA.” Gordon went on to list many other weird and wonderful things the students had witnessed in their short but ever-changing lives. In her speech, Elena Perticucci, faculty elected speaker, looked back on her years in Luxembourg and at ISL and how it opened her mind to the world.  



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