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Willard Wheatley Pr. sends off 26 Grade 5 students

-Hon. Marlon A. Penn to treat students to lunch & movie as fulfillment of promise to graduating class
Valedictorian Shaquille Christopher (left) and Salutatorian Darriel Jack receive gifts from Eighth District Representative Hon. Marlon A. Penn. Photo: VINO
Some of the 26 students who graduated on July 2, 2013 from the Willard Wheatley Primary School. Photo: VINO
Some of the 26 students who graduated on July 2, 2013 from the Willard Wheatley Primary School. Photo: VINO
26 of 27 grade five students graduated from the Willard Wheatley Primary School this year. Photo: VINO
26 of 27 grade five students graduated from the Willard Wheatley Primary School this year. Photo: VINO
Guest Speaker for the graduation ceremony was Mr Theodore James who challenged the students to make the best of opportunities that would present themselves. Photo: VINO
Guest Speaker for the graduation ceremony was Mr Theodore James who challenged the students to make the best of opportunities that would present themselves. Photo: VINO
Teachers of the Willard Wheatley Primary School came in for high praise for their dedication to the task of ensuring that learning took place with the Grade 5 students. Photo: VINO
Teachers of the Willard Wheatley Primary School came in for high praise for their dedication to the task of ensuring that learning took place with the Grade 5 students. Photo: VINO
EAST END/LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – The high standards it held in the past continue today as the Willard Wheatley Primary School boasts of having a number of the Territory’s top students at the 2013 National Grade Five Examinations. Those students were among all the others who were gracefully sent off to a higher level of learning at the school’s graduation exercise at the East End/Long Look Community Centre yesterday July 2, 2013.

26 of 27 students graduated from the Willard Wheatley Primary School this year.

Representative of the Eighth District, Honourable Marlon A. Penn was present to cheer the students and at the same time congratulate them for their commitment to their studies. He was just another to have had a taste of what it meant to make a promise to children. During his remarks, Hon. Penn spoke of the constant reminders that he had made a promise to do something special for the grade five students in the event they were successful at the examinations.

Hon. Penn, in addition to recognizing and giving rewards to the school’s Valedictorian Shaquille Christopher and Salutatorian Darriel Jack, will take on the fatherly task of treating the graduates to lunch and a movie.

The young legislator recognised the excellent performances of male students within the school system, as he said this was a major concern in times past. The Valedictorian Shaquille Christopher placed 7th in the Territory and also 1st in Mathematics and 3rd in Language Arts for the Territory. Salutatorian Darriel Jack got 6th place in Mathematic for the Territory while for the Willard Wheatley Primary School he came in 2nd in Mathematics and 3rd in Language Arts. The 3rd place position at Willard Wheatley Primary went to Quadray Daniels who also took 1st place in Social Studies.

The Guest Speaker at the graduation ceremony was popular figure within the East End/Long Look area, Mr Theodore James. Mr James spoke of the state of affairs, which he said has seen the loss of the nation’s valuable resources, youths. “Day after day we are losing many of our promising youths to drugs, gun crimes, illegal matters and the list goes on. Many are dishonest, reckless and basically up to no good but today there is hope. There is hope in those of you who are here because you did not give up,” said Mr James to the graduating class.

The school’s head teacher Mrs Enid Penn-Charles, in her address, highly praised the teachers of the Willard Wheatley Primary School who she said were all committed to the task of ensuring that learning took place once the students were entrusted in their care during their time at school.

In her message to the students, who she said were dear to her heart but that she had to do the motherly task of sending them off to another stage and level of life, “I encourage you to study and complete higher education. Do not drop out along the way. There will be stumbling blocks and you may falter, but whatever challenges arise, keep fighting on.”

18 Responses to “Willard Wheatley Pr. sends off 26 Grade 5 students”

  • qc (03/07/2013, 08:22) Like (9) Dislike (26) Reply
    Ha ha movie he trying to follow Fraser...they all want to be like the liberator...Big Ups to all graduates
  • ooooo (03/07/2013, 08:51) Like (14) Dislike (57) Reply
    where is the new school that dancia started? dont tell me all that money was spent on the georgie hill's overpriced project?
  • RedStorm (03/07/2013, 08:53) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Its indeed an image to be able to see, young student giving education their best shot. Teachers are showing a great deal of care(Kudos to the teachers). Parents continue to encourage your children and support them especially with their homework, it enable them to understand the material more. Kudos to all! its good to see the BVI going a direction of greater class.
  • Badda Bing (03/07/2013, 08:58) Like (13) Dislike (34) Reply
    Looks like Marlon took all the "heavy" from Amdrew that he is losing! NDP putting on the weight - eating really good my bwoy!
  • former WW student (03/07/2013, 09:49) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I applaud the teachers and principal of MY school. As a former student, and parent I can say that they try very hard with the kids and go above and beyond to help them. Depite some of the negatives this society is faced with, Willard Wheatley School/East End School has always managed to rise to the occasion, some of the best and brightest have passed through this school, many of which have had very good backgrounds starting from childcare from Bethany Baptist and Tiny Tots preschool I applaud them too.. Congrats teacher Enid keep up the good work and continue to encourage your staff.
  • fat bouy (03/07/2013, 13:11) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    the senator getting fat
    • vip (03/07/2013, 13:26) Like (14) Dislike (13) Reply
      He must get fat because only ndp's that eating right now.
    • cat food (03/07/2013, 14:06) Like (13) Dislike (14) Reply
      He going to need the extra weight to use as a cushion when he fall from grace.
      • 8 district voters (03/07/2013, 23:50) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
        Hon. Penn is doing a great job...I dont see what could please any one of you
        If god comes down you all will complain
    • voter (03/07/2013, 23:27) Like (2) Dislike (13) Reply
      Penn is a man who likes the finer things in life and most importantly.....can afford it.
  • Release (03/07/2013, 20:33) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    But wait nah where is Pickeing in all this?

  • Parham town G (04/07/2013, 11:30) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    I just gotta lol at the comment..."Penn is a man who likes the finer things in life and most importantly.....can afford it." He sure can now his bread is buttered on both sides and even the sides! One term I do hope - what a farce he is - a sham and hopefully he is replaced - I sure nah vote fah he again
  • hope hill (04/07/2013, 14:24) Like (3) Dislike (13) Reply
    Malone has done more in 1 year than Dancia done in 4 and that's a fact
  • Concrete Jungle (04/07/2013, 14:51) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    He lies a lot to people no good I live in the eight district and he was not even smelling my vote
  • kudos (04/07/2013, 21:06) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    There is a teacher (not calling n e names) that really, really tries to put her best foot forward and for years I have seen many talents arising from this special young lady and I hope that this teacher continue to keep up the good work and rise to the occasion inspite of the situations. Kudos also to d principal who continue to do a good job as well! WWPS continues to show that they r indeed worthy of the top school, especially in acdemics...now they must try to shine in other areas to solicit all round students.
  • kisses (11/01/2015, 18:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    yasss my graduation .we getting recognition nah man w good we top the whole VI oh and BTW the boy who fail in high school so that's 27 out of 27 we smart or wah. Parents send your kids to wwps they enforce academics/Discipline(which flps and asps need)/and Care


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