New Day's prize-giving an inspirational exercise

Published: Thursday | December 12, 2013 Comments 0
New Day Primary and Junior High School awarded its students recently. From left (back row) are Mable Woods, president of Love and Hope Ministries; Elaine Richard, director of Women of God Service; Garfield McDonald, principal; Howard Harvey, guest speaker; and John Paul White; (front row, from left) Alexia Lewin, Deno Curtis, Mickhelia Brown and Angelique Groves. - CONTRIBUTED
New Day Primary and Junior High School awarded its students recently. From left (back row) are Mable Woods, president of Love and Hope Ministries; Elaine Richard, director of Women of God Service; Garfield McDonald, principal; Howard Harvey, guest speaker; and John Paul White; (front row, from left) Alexia Lewin, Deno Curtis, Mickhelia Brown and Angelique Groves. - CONTRIBUTED

ONE HUNDRED and twenty students of New Day Primary and Junior High School, St Andrew, were last week Thursday honoured for their performance in various subjects during the school's annual prize-giving ceremony.

The students received certificates and trophies at the event, which was held at the Light House Assembly in Kingston.

Garfield McDonald, principal of the institution, welcomed those present and encouraged the students to continue living by the school's motto, 'Together We Build'. He noted that the building partnership, which includes the students, parents and teachers, plays a vital role in the success of the institution.

Guest speaker Howard Harvey shared his life experience with the children. He told an inspirational story of how he went from a windscreen cleaner on the roads of Kingston to becoming a doctoral candidate. He told them that if he could do it, so could they.

Three students of Hillel Academy were also honoured for their contribution to the school. They helped students with homework each Thursday for two years, along with other students from their institution. They gave their time, took the students and their parents to activities on the weekends, and served as mentors to the students.


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