Lions Club honors 11 top performing studentsPOSTED: 07/6/12 11:55 AM
St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams joined Minister of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Silveria Jacobs in honoring students who excelled in their academic career at the 2012 Lions Students Excellence Awards on Thursday evening. The prime minister congratulated the Lions Club on keeping up the tradition of singling out students who excelled in their academics.
“I would like to thank the Lions Club for showing this appreciation to the student of St. Maarten for the hard work that they have been doing. I would also of course like to congratulate the parents, family and friends for coming out to support the young recipients of the awards. To the students I would like to say that I hope with this recognition that all of your efforts and hard work has paid off and that you should continue doing the excellent work that you do,” the prime minister commented.
Wescot-Williams also told the students that in today’s world it is easy to feel like the odd-one.
“It is students like yourself which make all of the difference. I know that in today’s world you might be sometimes called a nerd or similar names by some of your peers because of your dedication, but I would like to encourage you that you are on the right track and that you should stand up and be what you are and don’t be afraid to strive towards excellence. So stay focused and continue to strive towards excellence,” the prime minister concluded.