Thirty-five seniors from Triple C School were honored during their graduation ceremony this month.
Deputy Governor Franz Manderson presented the seniors with diplomas and certificates at the Family Life Centre on Walkers Road.
James Watler, chairman of the Triple C board, welcomed family members, friends, and well-wishers of the graduates. The service began as robed faculty, with candles symbolically lighting the way, formed a receiving line for seniors to pass.
Senior Andrea Bodden, graduating with a 4.11 average, delivered the valedictory address.
Her speech recognized those who helped her to reach this milestone in her life and she thanked her parents for their love and support.
In her closing remarks, Ms. Bodden encouraged classmates not to focus on success but on the bigger picture. “Always look at the bigger picture and remember that if you do something right, good things like success will follow,” she said.
A Baccalaureate Service on June 7 kicked off the commencement exercise with seniors being inducted into the Alumni Association.
Mason Chisholm, Class of 2005, was the keynote speaker at the Baccalaureate. Mr. Chisholm said that while he was happy to leave school, at the same time, he didn’t know what would be next for him. “I was graduating with a sort of fearful uncertainty about the next phase of life. How was I to trade the desks I used for making the grade for the desk for making the pay?” he said.
Mr. Chisholm also reminded graduates that there is hope. He said good work ethics and his faith in God made him believe he was where he was supposed to be, working in a job that allowed him to excel.
“Not sure what you want to do? Ask yourself what do you like and what are your interests; and ask God to reveal a path to serve Him with those interests and He will guarantee your needs will be provided for,” he told the students.