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Students of St. Clair Dacon Secondary urged to succeed

Students of St. Clair Dacon Secondary urged to succeed

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Students of the St Clair Dacon Secondary School have been urged to emulate the “shining example” of the man after whom the school was named.{{more}}

While speaking at the General Assembly to mark the 25th anniversary of the school, feature speaker Andrew Cummings QC said despite coming from a humble background, the late St. Clair Dacon had “vision, aspiration, and he never gave up.” Dacon was a teacher, parliamentary representative and Minister of Education.

Cummings, who made his well-received presentation last Monday at the school grounds, told the students that hope is a fixture that never dies. He encouraged them to “go the distance, never mind what you encounter.” He urged them to “every waking moment remind yourselves of your aspiration.”

The prominent Lawyer emphasized that the students are capable of “reaching the highest heights with application, a sense of commitment and dedication”.

Cummings charged the students to use the school’s motto “Let the target be success” as their watchwords.

Meanwhile, the Principal of the school, Beverley- Ann Jacobs, said she is grateful to staff members who are willing to go the extra mile “to ensure that our students are equipped with the tools that will help them through life’s journey.”

Jacobs noted that the institution exposed their students to various extra-curricular activities which will “assist them to be well-rounded individuals”.

She mentioned that the school is faced with a number of challenges, including the premises not being fenced, which she said gives easy access to intruders.

Jacobs is optimistic that with the necessary support, the institution, which was opened on October 10, 1983, will “grow from strength to strength”. (VM)