Nine students from the Literacy Program at Holy Cross Anglican Primary School graduated on Thursday, June 8th, in a ceremony held under a palapa at their school compound. The group consisted of Kenry Velasquez, Anderson Coy, Siomayri Alcoser, Derwhyne Meighan, Ronaldo Muñoz, Abie Aries, Bernardino Hernandez, Sheyanticia Haulez, and Kleidi Cardenas. After receiving their certificates of completion, along with an autographed copy of ‘Caye Boy,’everyone was treated with snacks and ice cream courtesy of Paradice Cream.
The ceremony began shortly after 10AM, with Sue Barkhouse congratulating the graduates and welcoming everyone. Barkhouse, along with other volunteers, assists in the program that has been running for the past three years. It was currently taken over by the non-governmental organization ‘Raise Me Up.’ The program has been very successful in helping students improve their reading, with professional help from the volunteers who encourage them in every aspect of the program.
A short presentation on the importance of reading followed next, and students had the opportunity to learn a few new things. All students expressed their love for reading and thanked the volunteers for their help. Barkhouse had the honours of presenting the certificates to each one of the graduates as they proudly stood to accept them.
The San Pedro Sun congratulate the graduates on a job well done, and commends all volunteers for the time they give to such a worthy cause.
Happy reading everyone!