The Cayman Islands’ three public secondary schools held commencement ceremonies over the past few weeks for the graduating Class of 2021.
Due to the community transmission of COVID-19, attendance at the ceremonies was restricted to graduates, school staff and education personnel.
The ceremonies were live-streamed on social media. (We have included embeds of the videos in this post.)
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Clifton Hunter High School
Nearly 100 students graduated from Clifton Hunter High School with level 2 diplomas, crossing the stage in the school’s auditorium on 2 Dec. in a ceremony with the theme of ‘Dream It! Achieve It! Believe It!’
Clifton Hunter Principal Richard Wildman noted that 70% of the total class had attained at least a level 2 pass (meaning having passed 5 or more subjects including English and Mathematics) for the first time in the school’s history.
The Student of the Year was Ruby Pileta, who also achieved the top ranking for her Physics score on the 2020 CSEC examinations in the region.
The keynote speaker was Kimberly Conolly.
John Gray High School
On 30 Nov., 155 graduates of John Gray High School received their diplomas during a ceremony with the theme, ‘Oh the Places You Will Go!’
Of those students, 131 graduated with honours diplomas, having passed 7 or more subjects, including English and mathematics. Additionally, 26 graduates received the Super Cup award for passing at least 10 subjects.
The graduates’ address was delivered by Quincy Ebanks and Naja Beach.
The guest speaker was Angela Martins.
Layman E Scott High School
A total of 21 graduates from Layman E Scott High School received their diplomas on 20 Nov. in a ceremony with the theme of ‘There Is No End, Only New Beginnings’.
Seven students graduated with high honours, meaning they passed 9 or more subjects including English and Mathematics.
The valedictorian was Tiana Grey and the salutatorian was David Tibbetts.
The guest speaker was Marshienne Juman.