50 get hon­our ties from school

FOR THE FIRST TIME, The St Michael School has handed out hon­our ties to past and present stu­dents who have rep­re­sented Bar­ba­dos in any field of en­deav­our.

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The 50 ties were pre­sented at the school’s Mor­gan of Har­ri­son Col­lege took sec­ond place in the re­gional con­test.

He said the youths were the cor­ner­stone of the na­tion and ma­jor cat­a­lysts for so­cial, po­lit­i­cal and eco­nomic change.

“We have to con­tinue to work with our young peo­ple, guide them and en­cour­age them,” he said.

The St Michael School has pro­duced out­stand­ing Bar­ba­di­ans such as the late Gov­er­nor Gen­eral Dame Nita Bar­row, Test crick­eter Pat­ter­son Thompson, opera singer Grace Hack­ett, writer Es­ther Phillips “and so many oth­ers who have at­tended this fine in­sti­tu­tion and have gone on to hold prom­i­nent po­si­tions in the pub­lic and pri­vate sec­tors, and in­deed both lo­cally, re­gion­ally and in­ter­na­tion­ally”, the min­is­ter said.

The former pres­i­dent of the Young Democrats told stu­dents it was im­por­tant to work hard and stay away from un­whole­some ac­tiv­i­ties such as il­le­gal drugs.

Ad­vis­ing them to be­come well-rounded in­di­vid­u­als, Sealy said that young peo­ple did not ap­pear to be as rounded as the youth of yes­ter­year.

“It seems as though some peo­ple are not tak­ing ad­van­tage of what is fully avail­able to ma­ture fully emo­tion­ally and men­tally. If your field of in­ter­est is sci­ence, for ex­am­ple, why not take an in­ter­est in the arts? “You may be study­ing medicine but you can still en­joy the ben­e­fits of read­ing . . .

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