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.
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 . . .