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Knockalva names top performers

BY KARLA JOSEPHS Observer West reporter josephsk@jamaicaobserver.com

Thursday, April 05, 2012    

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RAMBLE, Hanover — One hundred and twenty students at the Knockalva Technical High School were "inducted" into the school's 'Wall of Fame' for academic excellence, at a function held at the institution on Monday.

The ceremony which is held annually is a recognition by Knockalva's Board of Governors, Principal and Staff, of students who have maintained an average of 75 per cent and over during the year.

Guest speaker Pastor Ronald Webster of Hopewell Lighthouse Missionary Churches in Hanover in his address, encouraged the students to continue achieving excellence and not to be caught up in the 'get rich quick' mentality.

"We live in the age of now, and this is the age that teaches that if one does not achieve what they desire in an instant, then one is not achieving anything. This is not true. The amount of effort you are putting out will be the amount of reward you receive,"he told the students.

"Success is only achieved through hard work. There is a man who once said that success is one per cent inspiration and 99 per cent perspiration," added Webster.

Principal of the School Berlin Roper congratulated the awardees and urged them to always strive for excellence.

"I wish for you all the very best and I would like you to always remember this gem: "Heights of great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight. But they while their companions slept kept toiling through the night."

Among the recipients are: Tyreek Friginette, Daniel Miller, Oneal Campbell, Nichoy Walker, Prince Irving, Sashelle Fletcher, Shadae Clarke, Nimoy Paddyfoot, Chevonnie Baker and Avia Williams.

Daniel Miller was named the school's highest achiever.

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