The graduation ceremonies at Simcha Special began with a moving valedictory speech by Rachel B., (assisted by Elyse L.) who shared with us her feelings of love and gratitude to all of the members of the CSS family. She then entertained us on the keyboard with a merry tune, an especially inspiring accomplishment because of her hearing difficulty.
This performance was followed by a dazzling slideshow featuring all of the world’s greatest campers and staff. Everyone sang along to our favorite tunes and cheered for our friends as their faces appeared on screen. The show featured stunning photos that captured and helped us relive the highlights of this fabulous camp session.
After a sumptuous graduation party buffet, each camper was called to the dais to receive a diploma and a personalized award. Campers were recognized for their middos, athletics, smiles, talents, and other distinctions. We concluded the celebration by expressing our thanks to all those who made the Simcha Special experience possible. It was a most fitting way to celebrate the completion of an outstanding camp session.