Digicel celebrates Excellence at Micoud Secondary
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.