Sandy Point, St. Kitts– Charles E Mills Secondary High School hosted their Graduation Ceremony for the class of 2014 on Thursday 13th November 2014 on the school’s ground at 5:00pm. Present at this well attended event were MP of constituency #5 Mr Shawn Richards, Dr. Norgen Wilson, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr Ian Queeley, Chief Education Officer, Mrs Cotton, Principal Mrs Carla Diamond and teachers, staff along with graduates and family and friends of graduates.
Mrs Diamond, the Principle of Charles E Mills Secondary High School presented a enthusiastic speech which highlighted the strengths and weakness experienced at the high school within the past year. She acknowledge firstly the success of the graduates of this year such as 100% pass rate in English at CSEC level along with 98% Math Passing Rate and 98% passing rate in Spanish. Sports Achievements was one of topics covered by the principal along with an update on renovations that were presently needed at the said educational institution. All essential topics that were experienced at the Charles E Mills Secondary High School were covered by Mrs Diamond’s passionate school high spirited speech.
Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr Ian Queeley, who was the featured speaker of the said event expressed how delighted he was for the opportunity to speak at such an event, due to the fact he attended the very same institution, which in a very large measure was responsible for providing him with the foundation in terms of morals and values, which has molded him into the man he is today. So it was without hesitation, he humbly accepted the invitation of being the featured speaker. He voiced to the graduates that graduation represents the end of a remarkable journey and beginning of another. He touched the theme of the event which was: Parents, Teachers and students, Together we can make a difference. He expanded on the theme where he explained how each group can come together. Students can come together to make difference by responsible, smart, avoid peer pressure, contribute to community, remember you a child and must conduct yourself as one, respect different points of views to name a few. For parents he suggest to make a difference they can get to know the teachers involved in their child lives, know extra curriculum their child are involved in, respect teachers and students would emulate, just to name a few. and teachers can make a difference by getting to know their students and their backgrounds, find out strength and weaknesses, recognize and reward students when necessary, show them the right way and guidance and being open and frank with parents about their children. He assured graduates that Life would present you with many unexpected opportunities and they should grasp them. He is certain that they will be more fortunate than his being because they were brilliant amongst the brightest. Your class performance here, if continued will assure you a career of distinction but not without sacrifice. Life will present you with misfortune and even end up with hard ship so get ready for it, if it happens to you.
On behalf of The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, ACP Ian Queeley would like to congratulate all Class of 2014 Graduates of Charles E Mills Secondary School for their outstanding performance at CSEC examinations and also commend teachers and parents who groomed the success of the graduates.