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Following first-ever online graduation ceremony

Many graduates will not be able to march down the aisle to the tune of Pomp and Circumstance this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This was the case of Standard Six students of The Island Academy (TIA) in San Pedro Town, who became the first school to hold its online graduation ceremony via the Zoom app, on Thursday, May 28th. The following day, the graduating class of nine were each visited at their home by members of TIA, who surprised them with their diplomas and academic awards.

Speeches and congratulatory messages were delivered on Zoom on Thursday, but unbeknownst to the graduates, on Friday, May 29th a golf cart parade consisting of teachers and members of the school’s administration headed their way. The contingency visited various homes to surprise their graduates with their hard-earned certificates and awards. Lady Dixie Bowen, founder of TIA, joined the joyous parade, and along with Standard Six teacher Scott Hilliard, and other staff, delivered graduation certificates and awards.

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