Grammar School holds graduation ceremony
July 9, 2010
Grammar School holds graduation ceremony

His academic success and ability to make it through daily life could not be possible without the divine direction of God.{{more}}

So says the 2010 Valedictorian of the St. Vincent Grammar School, Israel Carr.

Carr credited his faith in God, combined with the efforts of his single mother as the reasons for his ability to excel at school.

The former pupil of the Marriaqua Primary School also paid tribute to the teachers and other parents who played their part in molding not only him, but the other 120 young men who exited the portals of the 102-year old institution following their graduation ceremony which took place on Wednesday, June 30, at the Kingstown Methodist Church.

The graduates were also urged to strive for happiness, which in turn will bring success, by the ceremony’s featured speaker, Fidel Neverson.

Neverson, a former student of the school’s sixth form, was of the view that happy people are more successful in life, and said that success also requires a measure of sacrifice and dedication, which the individual must be willing to make.

The students were also urged by Neverson to give their all to whatever they may do in the future, and see their work and contributions as a replica of who they are.

Headmaster, Frank Jones, while delivering the Headmaster’s report challenged the graduates to pursue success and cherish life.

He disclosed that the previous year had been a challenging one, but the trials were downplayed by a number of achievements made by the school in academics, sports and extracurricular exploits.

Outstanding students received awards for academic and sporting performances, including Carr who earned trophies for English A and B, Information and Technology, Mathematics, Physics and Spanish, whilel Kadir Nedd received the sportsman of the year award.

The Most Improved Student was Deilanai George, Most Dedicated Prefect Michael Garraway, Adriel Francois received the Headmaster’s award and Ijahlon Butler gained awards for Most Outstanding Business Student and Most Well-rounded Student.

Certificates were distributed by newly knighted Governor General’s Deputy, Dame Monica Dacon.