Taking the stairs to success, 52 DGS students Graduate
“There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs”.
This was the theme of the graduation ceremony at the Arawak house of culture on Wednesday 22nd June 2011, when 52 fifth form students graduated from the Dominica Grammar School.
The ceremonial celebrations included a steel band rendition of the national anthem, certificate presentation and a splendid performance of the school song.
Miss Candice Benjamin, Valedictorian, graduated with distinction. In her address she stated that with hearts filled with joy and accomplishment, it is now that they are able to recognize that hard work and sacrifice pays off.
Dr. Rachel Andrew, a former DGS valedictorian commented that the technical age, with instant messaging and internet gives a false impression that all we need is available at the touch of a button, but the theme of the proceedings is closer to the reality, hard work is not a thing of the past, as success takes time.
Also in attendance was the Minister for Education, Sports and Youth Affairs, the Honorable Mr. Petter Saint-Jean, who stated that he was proud to join with parents, guardians and well wishers in congratulating them on the successful completion of a leg of life’s journey.
Among the 52 graduates, 2 graduated with honours 2 with distinction, 34 with merits and 18 with passes.