For the past four years, each spring the Queens Gateway to Health Sciences Secondary school celebrates its best and brightest – students who made the Principal’s Honor Roll – with a ceremony befitting winners.
Each year, The West Indian, in a spirit of community-mindedness, congratulates and recognizes these champions of education. The celebration, Afternoon Tea with the Principal, is the brainchild of the school’s Assistant Principal, Dr. Amarnauth Samaroo.
On Thursday, May 3rd, members of the school’s Awards committee, Seniors Destiny Knight, Mohammed Khan, Tonash Mahadeo, Amery Leigh Madriaga, and Valedictorian of the Class of 2018, Alison De Leon Escobar, played host to the honorees, their parents, and families at a gala celebration to mark this memorable event. The pre-ceremony festivities included a sumptuous dinner of Caribbean delight in the school’s cafeteria. Joining in the celebrations were staff members, Ms. Dwyer and Ms. Prince. Senior, Alison De Leon Escobar, then started the formal proceedings with a warm welcome to all. Principal Judy Henry congratulated the honorees, and thanked the parents and families for encouraging their children to strive for excellence. A total of 93 students made the Principal’s Honor Roll that required a minimum average of 95 with no mark less than 90.
Taking a leadership role in the evening’s proceedings, the Awards Committee individually invited each honoree to the stage to congratulate and to present them with their Honor Roll certificate. It was an evening of lights, cameras, smiles and recognition of excellence.
The Queens Gateway Honorees of 2018 are:
GO, CARL MICHAEL
MADRIAGA, AMERY LEIGH
MARASIGAN, SOPHIA LAUREN
ST KITTS, MIRACLE