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Charm Academy holds graduation for 15 female high school students

- Students told they were making critical transition into world of ‘infinite choices & endless decisions’
Some 15 female students drawn from three high schools across the Territory were given a memorable and inspiring public graduation experience by The Charm Academy on Saturday, July 11, 2020. Photo: VINO
The students represented Elmore Stoutt High School, BVI Seventh-day Adventist School and St Georges Secondary School. Photo: VINO
The students represented Elmore Stoutt High School, BVI Seventh-day Adventist School and St Georges Secondary School. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minus the gowns, some 15 female students drawn from three high schools across the Territory were given a memorable and inspiring public graduation experience by The Charm Academy on Saturday, July 11, 2020.

Head of the Charm Academy, Mrs Karia J. Christopher said she felt it necessary to have a special event for the young women despite the challenges posed by COVID-19. This she did at a well-received event held on the lawns of the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park.

The students represented Elmore Stoutt High School, BVI Seventh-day Adventist School and St Georges Secondary School.

Transition to womanhood

Guest speaker and Junior Minister for Trade and Economic Development, Honourable Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL) stressed that the students were now embarking on a journey of ‘womanhood’.

"Mommy and daddy may not want to hear it, but today we celebrate in essence one of the most critical transitions you will ever make. The end of your high school years marks a pivotal moment in your life, when you first step into a world of infinite choices and endless decisions."

The girls heard from the Junior Minister that their primary and secondary schooling were paths predetermined and set for them by adults who have a good idea of what foundation is needed to be successful in life.

"But your graduation is the end of that road. Your graduation is the moment when you have to pick the machete up for yourself and begin clearing an entirely new path. Every decision that you make is a stroke of your blade, every turn you take can bring you closer to the goals which only you can decide are the right ones for you!"

Education Minister, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) was also present at the occasion to cheer the girls on their transition.

The female students were showered with many gifts as they were encouraged.

One of the gifts included a day-sail sponsored by Sixth District Representative, Honourable Alvera Maduro-Caines.

18 Responses to “Charm Academy holds graduation for 15 female high school students”

  • Hmm (12/07/2020, 10:56) Like (6) Dislike (22) Reply
    Them girls some lil bad things
    • Guest (12/07/2020, 12:47) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      Hmm, you had to come up that light eeh. Give the young ladies some encouragement.
    • To hmm (12/07/2020, 19:56) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      It's a shame that demons like you have to walk this earth
  • IBO (12/07/2020, 13:19) Like (4) Dislike (9) Reply
    Is this a gender bias thing?
  • Dr cool (12/07/2020, 13:20) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    That’s the negativity you guys have instead you cheat them if they doing something wrong so they can be a better person you chatting bullshit come grow up tolians
  • Congrats (12/07/2020, 13:39) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats young ladies and welcome to the world of bigotry where you will be judged for being a woman, for being black and -only in the BVI- for your last name. Get used to it, suck it up, keep your head held high and keep moving. Be the best version of you because the world is not changing anytime soon. I think it unfair if a similar event will not be held for the young men who need as much encouragement as they can get as they continue to witness how black men in the world are being targeted! Young black men, we embrace you, congratulate you and expect you to represent yourselves well so that we always have ground to stand up for you!!! Praying for you always...
  • one eye (12/07/2020, 13:52) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Very good speech by flax charles
  • ?? (12/07/2020, 23:15) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    So what happen to Cedar School and the Technical School in Baughers Bay? Why were they not included. Bias. Bias.
    • ?? (13/07/2020, 09:27) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
      Enroll your child!! Y'all stupid for no reason!!
      • ?? (14/07/2020, 07:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Just an observation. Have no child/children to enroll. Congratulations to the young ladies.
  • BuzzBvi (13/07/2020, 08:36) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    No just gender issues going on here. Part of the culture unfortunately. Good luck to all the graduates however....... oh and also to all the other charmless kids that were not chosen or not included. More charm is what is need from everyone Hope so see more boys next time.
  • resident (13/07/2020, 08:42) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Where is the social distancing
  • SMH (13/07/2020, 09:08) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
  • VG (13/07/2020, 09:31) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    keep the good works up young ladies. Falx-Charles your speech was top class
  • Farmer Frank (13/07/2020, 09:33) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    More horse hair than a farm!
  • big girls rule (13/07/2020, 09:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is a good thing ladies stay focus and we got Alvera and hon Charles


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