JGHS students excel

More than 200 John Gray High School Year 12 students have been given awards for exemplary accomplishment in the classroom.

At the Church of God Holiness, Red Bay, last week 90 students were stars in triple awards, 62 in double awards and 70 in single awards. The certificates were given for accomplishment in sports, courtesy, effort, excellence, most-improved achievement and academics.

In front of parents, teachers, guests and students, Principal Debbie McLaughlin, Chief Education Officer Francine Gardner and Ministry of Education Chief Officer Angela Martins presented the students with the certificates.

Canover Watson, YCLA 2007 recipient, challenged and motivated the students with his remarks.

He encouraged students to dream big, dream to be the best and to not only dream about it, but strive to achieve it.

‘The sky is the limit,’ he said, ‘If you don’t push yourself you will never know what you could become,’ he said. Mr. Watson also encouraged students to make a foundation and build on it.

Mrs. Martins, attending the ceremony along with Leader of Government Business Kurt Tibbetts and wife Shirley Ann, said she was proud to see students receiving so many awards.

Music presentations were given by Year 12 students Larissa Dixon, Nicole Wood, Rosworth McLaughlin and Melinda Dixon. Ms Lorna Bjorklund of JGHS Music Department assisted the students.

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