780 students were solemnly welcomed in the courtyard of Vasil Levski Secondary School in Haskovo today. There are 98 first-graders, divided into four classes.
The celebration began with a solemn welcome to the school flag. The national flag of Bulgaria was raised by the state judo champion Emo Hristov. Choristers from “Orpheus” with conductor Elena Tsvetkova gave a musical greeting to students, teachers and guests. There was a greeting for those present by students of the first grade.
Father Nikola officiated at the ceremonial water-lighting on the occasion of the new school year.
Milena Mihailova, the director of SU “Vasil Levski”, made a welcoming speech.
“The first day of school is a special holiday for each one of us, because it is a symbol of the Bulgarian’s aspiration to spirituality, science and enlightenment. For another year, SU “Vasil Levski” opens its doors to welcome its graduates. Undoubtedly, the most excited among us are those who will cross the school threshold for the first time – the first and eighth graders. Dear students, believe in yourself because belief is power. Dream because dreaming is inspiration. Accumulate knowledge because knowledge is a treasure that will follow you along the way. I wish you from the bottom of my heart a healthy, successful, fruitful school year 2022/2023″, said Milena Mihailova. She wished health and strength to her colleagues to give experience and example to the students.
Congratulatory addresses were sent by the official Minister of Education and Science Prof. Dr. Sasho Penov, the Mayor of Haskovo Municipality Stanislav Dechev, the Rector of the Academy of Economics in Svishtov Prof. Dr. Mariyana Bozhinova, the Chief of Military District in Haskovo Petar Petkov.