“Knowledge is not something to waste,” is the message Triple C School valedictorian Tamara Tanis offered to her peers during their graduation last month.
Speaking to the class of 20 seniors, Ms. Tanis spoke about her school experience and the relationships she had built with peers.
Ms. Tanis graduated with a 4.159 average and has been accepted into the University of North Carolina to pursue her chosen career in actuarial science.
She was presented with five subject awards – in history, English, mathematics, science and Christian education. The award for business studies was presented to Amanda Silva, who also received a Creative Christian Character award along with Ms. Tanis, and Lisandra Banks.
Graduate Lorena Morejon received the Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Leader award, while Ms. Tanis was also the recipient of the Outstanding Senior Award, which recognizes scholarship, leadership, citizenship, loyalty and peer and teacher rapport, and the Ernst & Young award for outstanding academic achievement.
Deputy Governor Franz Manderson offered three points to graduates that they should strive to achieve.
He said students should have the desire to be the first person to work and not use the excuse they are running on “Cayman time.” He also said students should strive to go beyond their work posts. “Strive to be your supervisor or above,” Mr. Manderson said.
Lastly, he told graduates to always be courteous and respectful.
“Hard work and commitment pays off,” he said.
Students celebrated with an induction into the Alumni Association at the Night of Arts concert and Baccalaureate Service before being presented with their diplomas and certificates.
The graduation also featured keynote speaker Laura McLaughlin, a student from the Class of 2003.