Video - c-1960 Our Girard College "Marathon" Journey We travel the Main Road through time - we transformed ourselves from a young naive child to a disciplined, educated and independent man ! Girard College's education both "Academically and "Vocationally" - coupled with strict discipline - has prepared us to meet and overcome any obstacle that may confront us when it was time for us to live in the real world!
Girard College - The "MAIN ROAD" - Looking West! (Above) Girard College - The "MAIN ROAD" - Looking East! (Below)
The Girard College "Marathon"
Our young lives at Girard began at the West-end of the campus!
As we grew older we traveled East on the "Main Road" to live in different buildings!
The first transition was from the West-End buildings to Junior School! Thereafter, as we grew older, we were moved into other buildings -- Good Friends, Middle School, Lafayette, Banker Hall, Merchant Hall, Mariner Hall, Bordeaux Hall and at the end of our "Marathon" journey - to Allen Hall!
It will take us years to reach Allen Hall ... the distant "Finish" line of the challenging Girard College "Marathon"
We have finally reached Allen Hall! - We have met the requirements that were mandated by Stephen Girard and his "Girard College"!
We have successfully completed many years of "Academic and Vocational" training!
By doing so we have earned ourselves a Girard College "Diploma" It would be given to us on graduation day!
The education program of Stephen Girard's "Girard College" has been recognized and acclaimed by people of all faiths and countries throughout the world!
With a "Girard College Diploma" in hand - we become one of 24 thousands of Girard College students who have met the mandates that Stephen Girard has outlined in his Will for the operation of his school!
All of us self-reliant, independent, confident and proud sons of Stephen Girard!
Note: We graduates warmly refer to Stephen Girard's "Girard College" as the "HUM" (our home) - and we proudly identify ourselves as being "HUMMERS" - the true graduates of .... Stephen Girard's "GIRARD COLLEGE"
It must be mentioned that regardless of the year that we "Hummers" graduated from Girard College ... we share a lifetime brotherhood to one another! A strong brotherly bond like no other school's graduate or educational institutions can possibly imagine!
We - "HUM" brothers - are the proud sons of STEPHEN GIRARD!
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