Principals praises year of excellence
Students of the Bishop Michael Eldon School (BMES) gathered in the school's auditorium for their annual awards ceremony, yesterday.
The ceremony honored pupils in the areas of academics and sports, along with those who excelled in the Bahamas Junior Certificate and the Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education examinations.
On hand to speak on the occasion was principal Anita Doherty who said: "Well we are rewarding our students for the excellent work they did last year. It is the award Ceremony for our Grade eight through 12 students.
"We just want to let them know how proud we are of all the things they did, both academically and athletically.
"So we're just honoring them with invited parents to share, the Director (of Education) is here, just letting them know how much we appreciate their hard work their diligence and respect and that they would continue to do that this year. "
Praising the students being honored at the ceremony, Doherty said the administration, teachers and staff were "very proud" of the students.
Doherty said: "I have some grade 12 students who are actually now ready for college, they would have achieved, six, seven, eight BGCSEs; and so we're just telling them thank you and we're proud of them and certain all will continue to do very well."
Speaking about up-coming events for the school year, Doherty noted: "We have started the first term with really getting down and letting our kids know that they are the priority.
"We're concentrating on student achievement, whether it's in the classroom, on the field, in the arts and usually for our first term we have our walk-a-thon; we're participating in the cancer walk.
"We just got our package on junkanoo so we're going to start working on that. So all those things that Bishop Michael Eldon had. We're just jumping in feet first and know that we're going to have an excellent year again this year."
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