Alessandro Boyd, Gleaner Writer
While commending this year's GSAT graduating class for their outstanding performance, Robert Gillies, principal of Dunrobin Primary, singled out Tyra Cameron, as one of the top achievers.
Speaking last Thursday, at the school's graduation ceremony held at the Karram-Speid Auditorium, Merl Grove High, in St Andrew, Gillies lauded Cameron, who was awarded a place at Immaculate Conception High.
"She got full marks in social studies, mathematics, integrated science and English language, she also got 11 out of 12 in communication studies," he announced.
She was among 240 graduates who graduated. "Leading up to GSAT, the students were very focused, the teachers also played their part," said Gillies.
He noted that the theme for this year's graduation 'Rise: Exceed Your Goals' was due to the fact that this batch of students exceeded their limits in many ways.
"Their parents should be commended, because there were parents who were involved in making sure that things went well, they came to school to find out how things were going on and followed through. We would see them at all the Parent Teacher Association meetings (PTA)," he added.
Words of encouragement were also provided for the next batch of upcoming grade-six students in September.
"These children must focus on their work, we want them to come to school and enjoy school. I cannot imagine school without having time for fun, but at the same time they have to understand that there is a time and a season for everything," he stressed.
Among those who attended the graduation were hundreds of proud parents, relatives and family members, who crammed every crevice and corner of the school compound.