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Large turnout for Santoy Basic School graduation

Published:Saturday | July 12, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Members of the Santoy Basic School's graduating class of 2014 pose on the doorsteps of the St Augustine Anglican Church at Santoy in Hanover. At the back, with them, are (from left) kindergarten one teacher Maxine Smith-Wilson, kindergarten two teacher Patricia Morgan-Allen, and principal Novia Parkinson. - Photo by Claudia Gardner
Kindergarten one teacher Maxine Smith-Wilson assists Mikayla Vernon (right) with a microphone as she, along with her classmates Jodanna Nelson (left) and Maria Wright, perform during the graduation ceremony of the Santoy Basic School last week Thursday.
Six-year-old Darian Davidson (right) and his classmate, Anthoneil Smith, make a presentation to principal of the Chester Castle Primary School Tiffany Grant during the graduation exercise of the Santoy Basic School in Hanover last week Thursday. - Photo by Claudia Gardner


The Santoy Basic School in Hanover staged its graduation ceremony for its class of 2014 at the St Augustine Anglican Church in Phoenix Town in the community last Thursday.

Eleven boys and eight girls, all sharply dressed, participated in the graduation exercise which saw scores of family members, well-wishers, and students of the institution in attendance.

In her address, principal of the school Novia Parkinson said she was pleased at the progress of the students and the support given to the institution by parents and community members over the years.

"We continue to shine every year," she said. "The graduating class has made an outstanding contribution to the development of a vibrant community at the Santoy Basic School. These students have done well, not only academically, but they are well rounded.

"Some of these students have leadership qualities that are beyond expectations, and some of them are advanced beyond their age," she added.

challenge to parents

Parkinson also challenged parents to continue to devote their time and resources to help in the development of the minds of their children.

"They are the future leaders of our society. Support is an integral part in the development of schools wherever your children or child will go," she said.

"Graduates, as you move on to the new school, I encourage you to believe in your dreams," she told the youngsters.

The girls who graduated were Sherika Campbell, Jelecia Coburn, Tiffany Johnson, Andrianna Murray, Tanis Raymond, Latania Samuels, Dedra Smith, and Krisan Williams.

The boys were Tirell Barnes, Shamar Buchanan, Disean Campbell, Carlton Daley, Darian Davidson, Dwaine Deass, Daniel Garrett, Potroy Mullings, Roando Sanderson, Anthoneil Smith, and Damoy Wright.

- C.G.