Secondary School Bible Quiz presents 2016 award
November 22, 2016

Secondary School Bible Quiz presents 2016 award

Minister of Education, National Reconciliation and Ecclesiastical Affairs St Clair Jimmy Prince presented the Secondary School Bible Quiz (SSBQ) Distinguished Graduate Award for 2016 to Tray Archibald, at the West St George Secondary School, on Monday, November 21.{{more}}

Minister Prince addressed the student body and encouraged them to take the spiritual aspect of their lives more seriously. He emphasized the importance of punctuality, discipline and the need to aspire to higher levels of achievement.

Prince, accompanied by Senator Deborah Charles (Parliamentary Secretary) and Kay Martin-Jack (senior education officer with responsibility for secondary schools), commended the SSBQ organizers for the work they are doing in this aspect of youth development.

The Distinguished Graduate Award, which has been sponsored by Jehann Jack since its inception in 2011, is not strictly an academic award, but also honours students for their active participation in the Quiz.

Archibald was unable to attend, but was represented by his twin brother, who received a plaque (donated by Right Stuff) and $1,000 (donated by Jehann Jack).

Joel Jack, organizer of the Quiz, in his address, lamented that in spite of the technological improvements and increased access to better educational opportunities, we must agree that our societies are sinking to deeper levels of darkness. He proposed that an application of biblical knowledge is a useful antidote for combating the decline.

Principal Dianne Williams was happy to welcome the Minister on his maiden visit to the school, and other guests.