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  • The Jamaica Information Service (JIS) participated in the celebrations, presenting the institution with several publications on Jamaica’s Heritage
  • “Don’t believe that if you waste today, there will be much opportunity for you tomorrow. Some might be able to bounce back, but some won’t. What you waste today, you might not get it tomorrow,”
  • Meanwhile, Bishop Rowan Edwards, who was the guest speaker at the function, encouraged the students to have a clear vision for their future.

The St. Catherine-based Kitson Town All-Age School, installed its new prefects and celebrated the work of the National Heroes, during a special function held on Wednesday, October 16, on the school grounds.

The Jamaica Information Service (JIS) participated in the celebrations, presenting the institution with several publications on Jamaica’s Heritage.

In her charge to the new appointees, Principal, Nerica Powell-Hay, said the prefect system is designed to empower and to assist the students in their leadership journey.

“We, at the Kitson Town All-Age School, believe that you are an important asset to our institution. This opportunity will propel you to new heights. We promise to travel alongside you as you develop your strength, and explore new ways to enhance your self-awareness,” she stated.

She told them that they were elected to represent the entire student body and encouraged them to do well and motivate others. “Lead by example and be trustworthy. This quality will endear you not only to your teachers, but also to your classmates. Have a support system that includes your parents, classmates and your teachers, they have your best interest in mind, and they will push you to success,” Mrs. Powell-Hay advised.

In his address, past student at the school, and Reporter at the JIS, Garfield Angus, who presented the publications on behalf of the agency, encouraged the student leaders to emulate the country’s heroes and stand for what is right, even if this will make them unpopular among their peers.

He also urged the students to make good use of their educational opportunities.

“Don’t believe that if you waste today, there will be much opportunity for you tomorrow. Some might be able to bounce back, but some won’t. What you waste today, you might not get it tomorrow,” he pointed out.

Meanwhile, Bishop Rowan Edwards, who was the guest speaker at the function, encouraged the students to have a clear vision for their future.

“You have to plan towards your future; the future of your school, the future of your family, the future of everything that surrounds you. You have to make sure that your vision is intact. The National Heroes, they were looking way ahead, that’s why they put up the fight that they did. They fought hard to make sure that this country becomes what they wanted to see. Now, they are all gone, we who are here have to be thinking what we want for our future, so your vision is important,” he stated.