Jacobs congratulates CIA students on education journeyPOSTED: 06/19/12 11:54 AM
St. Maarten – Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Silveria Jacobs addressed the faculty and staff, family and friends of the graduates and especially the graduates of the Class of 2012 of the Caribbean International Academy (CIA). Jacobs congratulated faculty and staff for all they had done to bring each individual student thus far, and were encouraged to continue to do so. The minister was invited to the graduation by the school’s founder Y. Erato-Halley.
Parents were also congratulated for going the extra mile for their children to get them to this point in their lives, and were reminded that the connections parents have with their graduates would only get stronger as their children ventured out to achieve new goals.
“No matter how our children grow up or away from us, they still need our guidance and support,” the minister said.
Jacobs congratulated the graduates, expressing pride in their accomplishments, and asking them to now focus on the next big step which they now face. Graduates were encouraged to go out boldly into the world with the solid background they had received here on St. Maarten, academically, as well as socially to be examples of honest, hardworking, dedicated and determined persons, who would hopefully return to St. Maarten to contribute to its continued development.