Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Aleksandar and Crown Princess Katherine hosted, for the seventeenth consecutive year, the traditional reception for more than 600 best high school students from Serbia and the Republic of Srpska, at the White Palace in Dedinje.
Every secondary school in Serbia and the Republic of Srpska selects a valedictorian among the graduates, to whom the Foundation for Education and Culture of HRH Crown Prince Alexander awards a commendation and appropriate gift in recognition of the exceptional results achieved in high school.
“I would like to congratulate all the graduates on the great success and I wish them to continue to be successful. You should be proud of the knowledge you acquired, and we are proud of you and your achievements. Continue to be so hard-working and learn your entire life. You are our future and our future is bright”, said the Crown Prince in his speech.
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander thanked for the great help the partners in this project – companies NCR and Link Group. Help with the organization of the event was provided by the traffic police and the Military Medical Academy, Coca-Cola company, choir Irida from Sremska Mitrovica, volunteers from “Kingdom of Serbia” Association and students of Faculty of Organizational Science of Belgrade University.
The ceremony was attended by HE Mr. Mladen Sarcevic, Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development, HE Dane Malešević, Minister of Education and Culture of the Republic of Srpska, Mr. Stefan Lazarevic, General Manager of NCR Serbia, Mr. Nikola Subotic, Executive Manager of Link Group, Dr. Christopher Thurber, psychologist and instructor at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire and co-founder of ExpertOnlineTraining.com website, Mr. Christophe Bisciglia, Founder of Cloudera, academician Matija Beckovic, member of the Crown Council, as well as numerous other personalities from the world of culture, art and science.
Scholars enjoyed the motivational speech delivered by Dr. Christopher Thurber and Mr. Christophe Bisciglia’s testimony of success and great experience he has, and additional workshops by Dr. Thurber are scheduled for the next day at the White Palace as well.
The best graduated students of all highschools in Serbia and the Republic of Srpska were glad to receive the news that the company Link Group will grant 25 scholarships for their prestigious ITA Academy. The deadline for applications is 15 July, and more information on the requirements for obtaining scholarships can be found at https://www.it-akademija.com/akcija/itacademy-stipendije/. There will be announcement of the names of winners of scholarships on 1 August and the winning ceremony is going to be held in September at the White Palace.