Director Fangmay Peng (彭芳美主任)
When I first learned that the class of 2007 was going to play Chicago, I was not quite sure that they could handle such a delicate play requiring dancing and singing skills. However, I let them make the decision although I did remind them it was going to be a tough job. Indeed, it has been a great challenge to them.
At first, not all the students of the class wanted to be involved in the graduation play because they just did not know how to cooperate with one another to accomplish such a huge project. Starting from fund raising, they decided to sell cookies made by themselves. It would have saved them much more trouble and time if the Department had taken the initiative to raise fund for them. Then they would not have learned to take the responsibility and to solve the problems themselves.
To accomplish the mission impossible, they have learned to cooperate with one another as a team, to be responsible for the tasks assigned to them, to be punctual for the rehearsals, and, most importantly, to be a better person. They have learned what cannot be taught in the classroom. Finally, they not only presented a wonderful play on the stage, but also demonstrated their maturity, team spirit, and discipline. I am very proud of them.I would like to thank all the people who have supported and helped us to make this graduation play possible. To the class of 2007, I want to share with you a quote from St. Augustine: “Faith is to believe what we do not see, and the reward of faith is to see what we believe.” In the life ahead of you, keep your capacity of faith, go confidently in the direction of your dreams, and live fully the life you have imagined!