A celebration for official members
The International Baccalaureate (IB) juniors at Deerfield Beach High have been working really hard this week to get ready for the upcoming pinning ceremony, or as some may refer to it, the IB entrance ceremony. On January 11th, this function will be held at the auditorium.
This event is intended for either IB students who are beginning the program in their junior year or students who have finished all years up to the 11th grade. Additionally, following this approach, the student is acknowledged as an official applicant for the IB Diploma Program.
Seniors perform talents in the beginning of the program, such as reading poems in several languages. Students will then be introduced and called up to the stage one at a time to get a certificate and the special pin that an IB senior will have put. Sand will be poured from a tiny glass into a larger one as part of a specific ritual that will also be carried out during this event. This is a representation of the change from an IB underclassman to a member of the upperclassmen cohort.
The 2022 event was postponed, so this 2023 IB induction ceremony is particularly significant. Therefore, this year’s seniors who missed the opportunity to be honored will also be pinned in addition to the juniors.
IB senior Kristen Mohammed stated, “To me, this ceremony represents confirmation for all the work you have done up to this point and it gives you the incentive to complete the rest of the program.”
There is little doubt that adhering to this protocol will ensure that students have a dedicated experience in the IB program for the remainder of their time at Deerfield Beach High School. It is well recognized that this curriculum is demanding and particularly difficult academically for students who complete it in more than two years. So, even if it may not benefit every student, this kind of intervention can aid individuals who are having a hard time.
For IB students, the induction ceremony signifies entering a highly advantageous program during their high school years or reaching the halfway point in the program, whichever is the case.