Basseterre St. Kitts — On Wednesday 16th October 2013, the Beach Allen Primary School portrayed its school song “Proudly we stand as students of this school…” when two (2) of its students were rewarded for their industry and hard work as the St. Kitts Co-operative Credit Union (SKCCU) conferred upon them the Melvin Edwards Award for excellent performance in the 2013 Tests of Standard.
This esteemed award has now become an annual feature of the SKCCU and is presented to the top three (3) Grade 6 students in St. Kitts. This year, Beach Allen is the proud recipient of the first and third places. Alaynah Mitchell the top Grade 6 student while Chanecia Pole captured third place.
The Principal, Mrs Emileta Warner-Paul, and the proud parents of these students were on hand to witness the handing over ceremony which was held at the SKCCU Headquarters at Bladen’s Commercial Site. The Principal in her remarks thanked the organizers for this initiative now in its fourth (4th) year and mused that the school has the prestigious position of the first to receive the inaugural award. She went to equate this award to that of the State Scholar Award but for the Primary School setting. This she explained that only the secondary schools attended by the recipients of the State Scholar Award were highlighted, forgetting that these students had to have a foundation. Mrs Warner-Paul concluded that the Melvin Edwards Award will continue to promote and highlight the hard work and dedication of the teachers in the Primary Schools.
Congratulations to the awardees. Special thanks and profound appreciation to the teachers who had the joy in teaching and nurturing these students from the Infant Department through to the Senior Department. To the parents as well, for their unwavering support through the years.
Earlier, other Grade 6 students were recipients of Awards for their outstanding performances in Academics and Sports. The Marcella Liburd Award in Sports and Academics was presented to students from Central Basseterre. Vedal Lake received the Academic Award while Lysandra Hook and Kevon Pitt both received the Sports Award. This is the second year for the Academic Award and the first for the Sports Award.
In related news, Juliska Huggins and Vedal Lake were the recipients of the Warren Tyson Academic Award which is annually presented to Grade 6 students by the TDC Group of Companies.
The Beach Allen students continue to make strides in outstanding performances in both academics and sports. As its Motto echos “Unlock the Gate to Opportunity” , the students are encouraged continually to do the best that they can striving for the top as they unlock all the opportunities that come their way. The students who have set the benchmark are encouraged to press on and to build on what they started at Beach Allen and those who are to come will reach for that mark but do not stop as the sky is the limit. Congratulations again to all the recipients!