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[Click to enlarge] Teacher Gloria Omololu Institute celebrates it's first Grade Six graduation.

The Institute was established on September 3, 1994, with an enrolment of 45 students who formed two preschool classes and one primary class. Each year a class was added so that by it's seventh year the Institute became a full primary school of six grades.

On July 4, 2001, The Teacher Gloria Omololu Institute celebrated its first Grade Six Graduation. A day, founder Dr. Oluwakemi M. Linda Banks, has dreamt of since it's inception in 1994.

The graduation was celebrated with a cap and gown ceremony held at Stoney Ground Primary School auditorium.

The ceremonies began with a graduation procession followed by a word of prayer led by Pastor John Gumbs.

The prayer was preceded with songs sung by each of the grades of the Gloria Omololu Institute.
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Guest speaker's Rev. Keithly Richardson, Mr. Ashton Bradley, Joan Richardson, Leslie Richardson and Chief Minister Honorable Osborne Fleming gave speeches offering inspiration to the grade six graduates.

Awards were presented to Klirence Belle, Shountae Boothe, Rhys Carter, Shinika Lake, Tiara Muhammad, Alexander Orchard and Mikol Rias. Shountae Booth was this year's valedictorian.

After the graduation ceremony grade six students and their parents attended a special dinner held at La Sirena. Teachers, parents and students of the Gloria Omololu Institute enjoyed the occasion.

During the last days of school Dr. Oluwakemi M. Linda Banks performed individual exit interviews with all of the grade six students who will be continuing on to the Albena Lake Hodge Comprehensive School. The best of luck in future endeavors to all the graduates.

Story and pictures by Aly Armstrong.

 Revised: 2001/9/1

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