BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, July 7, 2017 (PLP PR Media Inc.) — The Federation has just witnessed a flurry of activities as colourful celebrations were held by the various primary schools to bid farewell to their Grade Six pupils who after successfully siting the Test of Standards will be joining high/secondary schools in the new Academic Year.
National Chairman of the Peoples Labour Party (PLP) Mr Warren Thompson conveyed best wishes to both the parents and teachers for having worked together and hard to ensure that the candidates who sat the National Test of Standards Exams were well prepared for the exams. After all that hard work, the pupils are now ready to move up the ladder to a more challenging life by joining high schools.
“Our children are our future and it is a great joy to see that teachers in the Federation had worked beyond the call of duty to ensure that the children entrusted to them by the parents are well guided,” said Mr Thompson. “No one should underestimate the role played by teachers in moulding our future leaders, and they should be congratulated for a job well done.”
According to Mr Thompson, the Peoples Labour Party made arrangements where members of the various Branch Executives attended graduation parties in their areas. This was aimed at giving moral support to the overjoyed parents as their children were showered with awards and gifts, and as they learned what high school they would be attending in the new Academic Year.
In Constituency Number Seven, which is represented by the Political Leader of the Peoples Labour Party and the Prime Minister Dr the Hon Timothy Harris, the parents and pupils had every reason to thank their Area Parliamentary Representative for the great encouragement he has been giving to them through the Annual Dr Harris Help-A-Child Scholarship Programme whose 14th edition rolls out this year.
“All the children who graduated from the four primary schools in the Constituency would have benefitted in one way or the other from this programme,” said Mr Thompson. “The Prime Minister who was out of the country attending the Thirty-Eighth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in Grenada sent his congratulations and best wishes.”
The first graduation in the constituency was that of the pupils of the Joshua Obadiah Williams Primary School which was held on Monday July 3 at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Molineux. Valedictorian was Master Uzziél Thompson who also copped the Dr the Hon Timothy Harris award for the Most Outstanding Student.
Students graduating were, females: Nelsa Browne, Bianca Davis, Vanelle Duggins, and Kelicia Thompson. Males: Isaac Davis, Austin Harvey, Jamarai Julius, Jahmeel Lewis, Dimitri Orchard, Kadian Richards, Uzziél Thompson, Joseph Welcome, and Keavaughn Wilson. Principal’s Report was presented by Mrs Angela Daniel, Feature address was delivered by Mr Samuel Bedford, while the Peoples Labour Party was represented by Mr Warren Thompson and members of the PLP Branch #7 Women Empowerment Group led by Mrs Sonia Henry.
On Tuesday July 4 the Violet Petty Primary School held its Annual Graduation Ceremony at the Miracle Temple in Lodge Project under the theme ‘Believe, Achieve, Succeed,’ and members of the PLP Branch #7 Women Empowerment Group led by Mrs Sonia Henry represented the PLP Political Leader Dr the Hon Timothy Harris at the ceremony.
Two graduation ceremonies took place simultaneously on Wednesday July 5. The Edgar T. Morris Primary School held its graduation ceremony at the House of Deliverance New Testament Church of God on Main Street in Tabernacle, while Estridge Primary School held its graduation ceremony at the Estridge Moravian Church.
From Estridge Primary School, Miss Rhianna Davis received the Valedictorian Trophy, Miss Arissa Dolphin received the Salutatorian Trophy, while Master Joshua Gardener received the Dr the Hon Timothy Harris Award for the Most Improved Male Award. Others were Stevincia Carey, Jodania Clarke, Kanyea Dolphin, Shamika Gordon, Angelique Matthew, Vikiejah Matthew, and Xaniqki Williams.
Estridge Primary School Head Teacher Ms Suzette Cannonier read the Principal’s Report. Representing the Ministry of Education was Senior Education Officer Mrs Debbie Isaac, and delivering the Feature Address was Dr Randolyn Dennis-Bradshaw. The Peoples Labour Party was represented by its Chairman, Mr Warren Thompson, National Secretary Ms Myrtilla Williams, and members of the PLP Branch #7 Women Empowerment Group.
Three females and three males graduated from the Edgar T. Morris Primary School in Tabernacle, with Mss Shanikwa George emerging the Valedictorian. Others were, females: Ayana Tyson and Gabriel Cross. Males: Brian Browne, Kemenl French, and Elisha Pemberton.
Principal’s Report was presented by Ms Kathuel Browne, while Feature Address was delivered by Mr Randy Jean. The Peoples Labour Party was represented by one of its Founding Members, Mr William Phillip, and members of the PLP Branch #7 Women Empowerment Group. Deputy Head Teacher Ms Micayan Smith observed that all the graduating students would have at one time or another during their school life benefitted from the scholarships offered by the Dr Harris Help-A-Child Programme.