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Twelve students who passed the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), and 11 who were successful in the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) examinations, and will be attending high and tertiary institutions, have been rewarded by the Mandeville Seventh Day Adventist Church.
At a function, held at the church on August 23, the students were given text, books and educational supplies.
Lecturer at Northern Caribbean University (NCU), Dr. Donna Brown, who spoke at the event, encouraged the students to build on the standards that they have been taught.
“As you enter another phase of your life, many pressures will come. If you lower the standards that have brought you to where you are now, the end product will not be the same. In facing the challenges, avoid negative sources, ask for help from family members and good friends who are experienced in handling difficult situations. Compromising on principles will see you missing out on your dreams,” Dr. Brown told the students.
Director of the Education Department of the church, Vivienne Honeyghan, said its main focus is to assist with the educational development of persons in the community.
“The Education Department is an integral part of the auxiliary organisation of the church. It seeks to stimulate the minds of children, youth, and adults, toward higher learning. It also assists in offering career guidance and counselling, and to recognise students for special achievements and milestones,” she pointed out.