Photos & Video: Tribute For Dennikia Lambert

September 23, 2016

The life of Berkeley Institute honour student Dennikia Lambert was celebrated yesterday [Sept 22] by staff and students at the school, as they paid tribute to the life of the 14-year-old student, who died in July following a car collision.

The tribute included a grub day held in her honour, vocal and dance tributes, and a ceremony held by students and faculty. Both students and teachers were given the opportunity to offer personal tributes, with some speakers becoming very emotional as they remembered their friend.


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Dennikia’s mother also spoke at the ceremony, saying her life is not the same without her daughter, and thanking everyone for the support they have given her, and telling all the students that “she loves them all for doing this for her baby.”

She also told all the students she is there for them if they ever want to talk, letting the students know they can reach out and talk to her at anytime, and she is always ready to help them if they need it.

Berkeley Principal Dr. Phyllis Curtis-Tweed previously said, “Dennikia was a teenager, who was navigating the challenges of being a teenager with a positive sense of self and self-worth. She was smart, vivacious, and full of vitality. She was a beautiful young lady both inside and out.”

35-minute video of part of the tribute ceremony:

“She was a keen dancer and channeled great passion into her craft. She was on her way to becoming one of the great ones. Her dance teacher describes her as having a huge presence in the dance programme.

“She was one who was happy to organize events and her enthusiasm was contagious. She could energize her peers and they loved her. She gave 100% whether dancing, sprinting or being a diligent student.”

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