DONATION FROM NY ALUMNI TO ST. ROSE MODERN SECONDARY SCHOOL
GOUYAVE -- As St. Rose Modern Secondary School continues their celebration of its 50th anniversary of its establishment, some past students have made a timely and welcomed donation to their Alma Mater.
Four members of the NY chapter of the St. Rose Alumni who were in Grenada on vacation, as well as to participate in the School's reunion activities, presented to Sister Angela Mathlin, one of the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother, a check in the sum of Five Thousand United States dollars (5,000.00 USD). A plaque was also presented for the celebrations on Sunday 14th August, 2016 at the school's anniversary mass which was officiated by Fr. Alistair Elias, a past student of St. Rose.
Making the presentation on behalf of the Alumni, were Ms. Sharon Laud, Dr. Judith Straker, Ms. Dona Ann Burris and Mr. Alvin John knights who expressed their gratitude for having received their education at St. Rose. They further shared that the nurturing provided by this noble institution headed by the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother had prepared them for their present roles in life. Sister Mathlin expressed thanks on behalf of the sisters, principal, staff and students for this timely donation.
St. Rose Modern Secondary School opened its doors with sixty students and four teachers in an old and converted Cocoa Boucan on Monday 5th September, 1966 under the watchful eyes and guidance of its first principal, Sister Mary Raphael, a member of the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother. Among its first batch of students were the Hon Clarice Modeste, MP for St. Mark. Today, it is housed in a modern structure and accommodates three hundred and fifty-plus students, thirty teachers and auxiliary staff.
"Celebrating fifty years of being a light and moving forward with integration, competence, belonging and justice to achieve true success" is the theme of St Rose's 50th anniversary celebration.
The celebration continues in September with the 50th Anniversary service at St. Peter's RC Church, Gouyave and an award ceremony.