Commissioner urges St Richard’s graduants to push for excellence
Graduating boys and girls at St Richard’s Primary join in song during last Friday’s ceremony at the school. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)

COMMISSIONER of Police Major General Antony Anderson urged the graduating class of his alma mater, St Richard’s Primary School on Red Hills Road in St Andrew, last Friday to be role models and strive for excellence as they move on to another phase of their development.

The commissioner was delivering the main address at the annual school-leaving exercise held at the institution.

Jamaica’s senior operations law enforcer emphasised to the graduating class that many who had spent the earlier years of their lives there had built on the knowledge gained while they attended, and had occupied positions of prominence in the Jamaican society, as well as overseas. Among those whom he highlighted as having excelled at St Richard’s were Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke and Professor of law at The University of the West Indies, Ambassador Stephen Vasciannie, a former president of the University of Technology, Jamaica. Dr Clarke and Professor Vasciannie are also Rhodes Scholars.

The commissioner spoke of his youthful days at St Richard’s and lauded the teachers who helped to mould his life.

Acting Principal Dawn Williams Bowen gave a detailed principal’s report of the school’s performance over the past year, while Deacon Lloyd Saunders offered the opening prayer and Jozanne Thompson, the welcome.

The valedictory address was given jointly by Sarah Timbawala and Khaden Robinson.

Some of the girls who graduated from St Richard’s Primary School last Friday. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson addresses graduants during the graduation exercise of St Richard’s Primary School, Red Hills Road in St Andrew last Friday. The commissioner was delivering the main address at the school that he attended. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
St Richard’s Primary School graduants Sarah Timbawala and Khaden Robinson deliver the valedictory address at the school’s graduation ceremony last Friday. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
St Richard’s Primary School graduant Giselle Jones presents Police Commissioner Antony Anderson with a plaque after he delivered the main address at the annual school-leaving exercise last Friday. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
Grade two student at St Richard’s Primary School Lianna Brown plays the steel pan at the annual graduation ceremony held at the school last Friday. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)

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