The Portsmouth Secondary School (PSS) is hoping to make an annual event out of a rewards ceremony held recently for students.
Principal Lois Bristol expressed this desire when she addressed the ceremony, held at the R.B.D Cinema in Portsmouth on September 22, 2010.
A number of students from first to fifth form walked away with subject prizes in Mathematics, English, Integrated Science, Principles of Business, Accounts, Office Procedures, Reading, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Computer Science, Electronic Data Processing Management, Art, Technical Drawing, Electricity, and Plumbing.
Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards were also distributed to the school’s top academic achievers. Juanita Corbette, a student of Form Three, and Form Five student Esther Hyacinth received the distinction of being the only students to meet the requirements for the Gold Academic Award.
The school also recognized students for leadership, school spirit, deportment, and exemplary behavior. A group of students were also recognized for their contribution to the school’s band.
Addressing the event, Supervisor of Secondary Schools Windith Henderson lauded the efforts of the school in recognizing deserving students, and congratulated the students on their achievements. Meanwhile, a long serving teacher at the school, Mrs. Velma Ambo, encouraged those who were not receiving awards to aim higher as there was room at the top for hard workers.
A feature address delivered by pastor and motivational speaker, Lester George, was also well-received by students, parents, teachers, and other guests at the event.