In celebration of St. Lucia’s 32nd Independence Anniversary, the Teachers and students of the Micoud Secondary School organized an extended Assembly. The chairpersons of the assembly were Ms Stecia Stansilaus and Ms Heidi-Ann Toussaint. The proceedings began with the singing of the National Anthem by Amy, a student of Form 4 Science, followed by prayers led by Mrs Carmen Nurse. Students had an opportunity to recall their national symbols, engage in the singing of patriotic songs as well as understand how St. Lucia became independent.
Ms Francis from the Mon-Repos community was invited to participate in this celebration, where she shared a song with the students entitled “The Anchor holds”.
However the feature presentation of the assembly was a drama production put on by students from various forms at the school. This presentation written by Ms Nigel Jn. Baptiste was directed by Mrs Dorothea Maxwell. Portraying the National Independence theme, “Recovering through Resilience: Rebuilding with Determination” the students depicted scenes from “before, during and after” Hurricane Tomas struck St. Lucia.
The assembly ended on a high note where classes were awarded prizes for best decorated classroom on the various form levels. Forms 1-3, 2-5, 3-4, 4 Science and 5 Arts were the winners for 2011. The overall winner was 3-4 with a beautiful backdrop depicting the aforementioned theme, and very creative use of plastic bags to make a flag on the teacher’s chair in that homeroom. Under the guidance of Ms Sacha Rodney, the students were proud winners.
Students were awarded for being the best dressed student in their year group, decked in national colours. Each student received a beautiful cake decorated with the national flag. The final awardees were Athletes who participated in the Mon Repos Independence road relay. Students were awarded first place prizes in both the male and female categories. In this event each student received a gold medal and the school received two printers as well as vouchers worth EC$500 in each category to purchase sporting equipment from Scott’s Sports Shop.
Students made their way from the quadrangle where the assembly was held, happily singing the patriotic song “St. Lucians Unite”