Remarks for Ambassador Dogu  at Escuela Internacional Sampedrana in Senior Forum

Good afternoon, Bulldogs!

It is truly a pleasure to be here in San Pedro Sula with the EIS senior class and the school’s leadership team!

Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this forum and offer encouragement as you head out into the world.

As you quickly approach the end of your senior year, I know some of you may feel tired, overwhelmed, excited, and nervous about what comes next.

Often all those feelings at the same time!


I was in your shoes myself many years ago when I graduated high school and looked toward my own future.

The road ahead is not made any easier by the uncertainty in our world.

Political unrest, wars, climate change, just to name a few challenges.

But there is hope!

It is the hope I see in your generation, and the future ones to come.

It is the hope that through the excellent academic preparation EIS has provided, you will be ready to be part of the solution that your communities, your country, and our world, so desperately need.

Nelson Mandela said: “Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.”

And you, Bulldogs, can be that change.

I want to encourage you to think of what you will do and where you will go in the life that awaits on the other side of graduation.

Have a vision for your future.

Dream big.

Give it your all.

Remember that no matter where you go, or what you do, you are now and always will be an EIS Bulldog!

And a Bulldog is disciplined, inspiring, humane, hard-working, innovative, and always ready to make your community, country, and world a better place.

I wish you all the best and am happy to answer any questions you may have.

Thank you!