A LEGACY OF EXCELLENCE TO BE CELEBRATED

Created on 09 October 2013 Hits: 505 Written by Deanna Isaac Category: EDUCATION
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BISHOP'S COLLEGE 50 YEARS OLD

Hillsborough -- With songs of praise and thanksgiving and an uplifting sermon, Bishop's College, Carriacou's oldest secondary institution commenced activities to commemorate its golden anniversary.

 

A church service was held on October 7th, 2013 at Christ the King Anglican Church.

 

Cannon Henderson Guy in his sermon admonished the present student body to continue the legacy of excellence that the institution is known for and asked parents to develop a closer working relationship with staff.

 

Opening its doors to 167 students on January 3rd, 1964, the institution revolutionized the face of education in the twin isle parish.  For the first time, secondary education was available here; in the past many, travelled to Grenada.

 

Principal, Rholda Quamina, also a past student of the noble institution; noted that from inception the school has made its name in the area of academics; producing the first Island Scholar from Carriacou in the person of John Adams; and also making its mark in the CXC examinations with top performances by many, including Suresh Rao, who in 2000, received the L A LaGrenade Shield for excellent performance in the technical area.

 

She also noted that special tribute must be paid to Kenneth Nahaijhko who is the longest serving principal -- 21 years.

 

Other activities to celebrate this milestone include a fitness walk, open air concert and a gala and award ceremony.

 

The 50th anniversary of Bishop's College culminates in July 2014 and it is the hoped that past students from all around the globe will gather in Carriacou for the celebrations.