Maracas SDA Primary School Graduating Class of 2017

Feature Address

Presented by:

Dr. the Honourable Nyan Gadsby-Dolly,

Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts

I am very pleased to have been invited to speak to you today on what I know is a very special day. It is special for you the graduates, proud parents and your very relieved teachers.

Graduates, you should know that your moms and dads are very proud of you today. They have high hopes for you, and they believe in you, and you are making them proud by showing what you can do. Take a look at them now, and you can see them smiling and snapping photos so they can record this moment forever. Today is an important day for you and for them. They are very, very proud of you.

My young graduates, I want you to understand that the journey is far from over it is only the beginning. Graduations can be seen as a coming of age, a sort of official way to recognize when a person steps into the next stage of life. You are stepping into a new stage. Tomorrow will be the beginning of one of the most memorable and exciting moments of your life.

Let me tell about this new journey. But you have to listen, and you have to listen well, because I am going to tell a very important secret. It is the secret of how to be a winner, to be a success. They are Growth,

Gratitude and love God. Let’s call it the 3G’s and these 3G’s are the secret to your success.


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