Photos & Video: C.A.R.E. Learning Graduation

June 20, 2014

[Updated with video] At St. Paul A.M.E. Church yesterday afternoon [June 19], over a dozen students graduated and received their G.E.D., with students also receiving prizes for their attendance and accomplishments during the school term.

Joining numerous family and friends, those in attendance included Governor George Fergusson, Senator Jeff Baron, Senator Lynne Woolridge, MP Michael Weeks, Robert Horton, Ellen-Kate Horton, and Nicholas Kempe.

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The afternoon included Mr. Roger Butterfield, Vice Chairman of the Board, acknowledging the recipients of the scholarship awards, along with words of encouragement from Team Street Safe Executive Director Chris Crumpler.

Neletha Butterfield, director and founder of the Learning Centre, said, “The alternative learning centre has made a difference in our young people because today we are dealing with teaching our students life skills in addition to their academics in order to receive a high school diploma.”

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“It must be remembered that the purpose of education is not to fill the minds of students with facts; it is to teach them to think, if that is possible, and always to think for themselves,” added Ms. Butterfield.

The 2014 graduates included Shaquille Dill, Doreen Harvey, Adrian Haynes, Cory Jones, Zarena Lindsay, Kaylum Mills, DeJon Phillips, Jahniya Richardson, Detrina Saunders, Eunico Trott, Kiari Tucker, Tarik Swan, Dakhari Wade, Clinnita Webb, and Kirita Wilks.

Almost 2-hour video below of the ceremony:

GED high scores were achieved by Zarena Lindsay [620 in Language Reading], Doreen Harvey [670 in Language Writing], Dahkari Wade [620 in Mathematics and 590 in Science], and Jahniya Richardson [540 in Social Studies].

Doreen Harvey received high honours for coming first out of 215 students that took the test at the college, while Dahkari Wade came second in the Mathematics segment out of 215 students.

Dahkari Wade and Jahniya Richardson, who achieved matching scores on the test, served as graduating class valedictorians.

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  1. PBanks says:

    Well done to the graduates for earning their GEDs, and congrats Ms. Butterfield for keeping this programme running for so long.

  2. Boom bye bye says:

    Congrats to all!

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