Put God first, students told
“Picture your future” was the theme of the Seventh Day Adventist Primary School’s graduation on Sunday evening, as 31 students, dressed in blue and white gowns, prepared to take the next big step in their education journey.
And while praising God for the “excellent” results achieved by the 34 sitters at the 2016 Common Entrance Examination who are moving on to secondary school, the principal of the 119-year-old learning institution urged the graduands to turn to God when faced with difficult choices.
“God is only a pray away. Remember God is interested in you, He created you and higher than your thoughts can reach is His idea for you,” Principal Angela Bushell-Skeete said.
In his address, past student Julius Sealy called on members of the 2016 Graduating Class to close their eyes and picture the person they loved most.
Referring to the theme, he also told the students that while they know not what the future holds, they had the power of intellectual conception to determine what they wanted to be.
“Graduands, as you move on to the next phase of your life, you have taken on the responsibility of being an artist, photographer and painter of your future,” Sealy said, advising them that they must begin to pray, study and learn about the desired course.
“Your determination to succeed and be the best you can be, can only become a reality in the future if you put Jesus first in decisions that you make from today.”
Sealy also told parents: “Your child’s picture of the future will be determined by the efforts you put into your child from today onward.”
Head girl Brianna Hardy paid tribute to the parents, thanking them for choosing a Christian education for her and her fellow graduands, which she said will be of great influence as they continue to climb the academic ladder.
The Top Boy in this year’s exam was Adam Leon, scoring 247.80 A and the Top Girl was Tori Davis with 243.87 A.