Dig­i­cel cel­e­brates Ex­cel­lence at Mi­coud Sec­ondary

The Star (St. Lucia) - - COMMENT -

Dig­i­cel, a cor­po­rate ci­ti­zen with a deep com­mit­ment to youth de­vel­op­ment and education in Saint Lu­cia, con­tin­ues with its in­vest­ment and cel­e­bra­tion of ex­cel­lence at the is­land’s schools. On Wed­nes­day Fe­bru­ary 17 the Mi­coud Sec­ondary School held its Awards of Ex­cel­lence cer­e­mony re­ward­ing thir­teen stu­dents who per­formed mer­i­to­ri­ously in the De­cem­ber 2015 end of term ex­am­i­na­tion. Stu­dents who scored above eighty-eight per­cent were all hon­oured at a spe­cial cer­e­mony held at the school grounds. The awardees all re­ceived cus­tom­ized hon­orary tro­phies and merit badges in recog­ni­tion of their hard work and out­stand­ing per­for­mance. Dig­i­cel pre­sented an award to the High­est Aca­demic Achiever, Sh­er­nis Elien - a brand new Sam­sung Galaxy Tab 4.

The Prin­ci­pal, Mr Guibion Fer­di­nand, also un­veiled the school’s first-ever Prin­ci­pal Hon­our Roll Plaque which por­trays the stu­dents’ names and pic­tures. In ad­dress­ing the school body at the awards, Mr Fer­di­nand en­cour­aged all stu­dents to aim higher in their aca­demic achieve­ments

“Stu­dents at our next Awards of Ex­cel­lence, I look for­ward to the school re­ward­ing even more of you and hav­ing to in­crease the size of this Prin­ci­pal’s Hon­our Roll with even more of your pho­tos dis­played here.”

The plaque was po­si­tioned in a place of high promi­nence upon en­ter­ing the school com­pound so as to cel­e­brate the suc­cess of the stu­dents.

Mar­ket­ing and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Ex­ec­u­tive at Dig­i­cel and Guest Speaker at the school’s awards, Louise Vic­tor, shared a pos­i­tive and up­lift­ing mes­sage with the stu­dents on the im­por­tance of higher education. In part of her speech Louise said, “Education is about growth, change and be­com­ing a bet­ter per­son; it is about de­vel­op­ing po­ten­tial, and stu­dents, we all, no mat­ter where we are in our lives, have the po­ten­tial to de­velop fur­ther. Higher education is not only about purs­ing a Diploma, Bach­e­lor, Masters or PhD, it is also about cul­ti­vat­ing holis­tic ed­u­ca­tional growth which in­cludes nur­tur­ing pos­i­tive re­la­tion­ships, ris­ing to chal­lenges to sur­vive the mod­ern world and tak­ing steps to in­creas­ing self-aware­ness. Th­ese so­cial and life skills are not eas­ily taught, rather we need to some­times take the time to con­sciously in­vest in ed­u­cat­ing our­selves in that re­gard. I urge you to take a holis­tic ap­proach to your ed­u­ca­tional de­vel­op­ment both aca­dem­i­cally and so­cially.”

Dig­i­cel con­grat­u­lates all stu­dents of the Mi­coud Sec­ondary School, teach­ers and par­ents who con­tinue to con­trib­ute to the stu­dents’ and school’s suc­cess.

Prin­ci­pal Fer­di­nand and Dig­i­cel’s Louise Vic­tor

present Sh­er­nis Elien with prize.

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