Graduation usually refers to the formal completion of an educational program, usually at the end of a particular level or program of study. It is a ceremony or event that marks the successful completion of academic requirements, and often involves the conferral of a degree, diploma, or certificate. Graduation ceremonies are commonplace in various educational institutions, such as high schools, colleges and universities. During graduation ceremonies, students are often presented with their academic credentials and may wear academic attire, such as a cap and gown, as a symbol of their accomplishments. Graduation is an important milestone that marks the culmination of a period of learning and a transition to a new phase, be it further education, work, or other life endeavors. OTTIMMO International Culinary and Patisseries Academy on Thursday, November 30, 2023 held the 7th graduation ceremony for class of Bologna for 69 graduates at the Ballroom of The Westin Pakuwon Surabaya.
The theme carried in this graduation activity is “Youth, Success, and Strong Character in Digital Civilization”, that is, we hope that young graduates with high enthusiasm are a reflection of today’s graduates. Success at a young age is not impossible in this digital era. Moreover, with a young spirit and strong perseverance, the opportunities for success will be increasingly wide open. With youthful enthusiasm, strong character, and supported by good digital civilization, success can be achieved earlier. Apart from graduates, the event was attended by parents of students and several invited guests, such as companies that have collaborated with OTTIMMO International. Not only that, government agencies also attended and gave welcoming remarks, such as representatives from the East Java Provincial Government, namely Mr. Haryanto from the East Java Provincial Culture and Tourism Service who gave welcoming remarks to all graduates, and also the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy also gave congratulations to graduates via video that has gone through the recording process.
It is an annual agenda that at every graduation activity the best graduate is always announced, namely the graduate with the highest achievement index, as well as the Most Outstanding Graduate, namely the graduate with high grades and is always active in every Academy activity. This year the title of Best Graduate was given to by Gladys Triana Tanri with a cumulative assessment index of 3.96, and the winner of Most OutStanding was Jason Ricardo Salim. Apart from these two awards, what is most eagerly awaited is the announcement of the winners of the culinary challenge. Culinary Challenge is a competition held by OTTIMMO International for students in each generation. The competition lasted for almost one semester while they were still studying, and the top three were selected. After that, one person is selected who gets the highest score and becomes the first winner, where the first winner will get sixty million rupiah. The finalists were Cecilia Sasongko, Christian Budiono, and Ervina, the one who won the prize was Ervina. All the audience applauded Ervina’s success.
The graduation ceremony closed with a prayer led by Miss Elma Sulistya, and afterwards ended with a group photo. Graduation is not the end, but the first step towards your future, congratulations to all Bologna graduates.