"When a body works together, great things happen," St.
Thomas Adult Continuing Education Principal Rhona Pinney-Simon said at the school's annual graduation ceremony Friday, per a press release.
Pinney-Simon was referring to the school's first-ever student council, a group that helped plan and organize events for the school, as well as the school's first-ever educational scavenger hunt, which involved "teamwork and reading to problem-solving," per the release.
The school also launched its "premier disaster awareness training program," which was delivered in English, Creole, and Spanish to cater to the sizable ESL population, as well as the Victory Walk, an initiative designed to raise public awareness about the difficulties adult learners face in juggling family, work, friends, and personal time.
The graduation ceremony was also "a triumph, symbolizing a year of unprecedented achievements and a resilient, supportive, and innovative community," per the release.
Valeorian Anneka Stridiron, a proud mother, spoke of her academic success, while Mahalia Joseph, who's studying psychology at the school, shared her own story of overcoming personal and academic hurdles.
Tregenza Roach spoke of the students' "outstanding examples" and Read the Entire Article
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