Junior College graduates first class

The Island Newspaper, Ambergris Caye, Belize            Vol. 12, No. 27            July 18, 2002

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The first graduating class of San Pedro Junior College

History was made last Sunday when ten students received Associate's Degrees from San Pedro Junior College. To celebrate their tertiary level accomplishments, the graduates held the school's first commencement exercises on the high school grounds using the theme "Believing is Achieving".

Master of Ceremonies for the occasion Eiden Salazar Jr., called on Lay Minister of the San Pedro Catholic Church Abel Guerrero Sr. to lead the gathering in prayer. Alex Noralez gave the Welcome Address and the Valedictorian's Address was delivered by Abel Ochaeta. The Guest Speaker was Area Representative Patty Arceo. Following President Angel Nuņez's remarks, Mrs. Martha Guerrero, Chairlady of San Pedro Junior College gave a financial report and a report on the school's status. During the ceremony, students Abel Ochaeta, Alex Noralez and Carmen Trejo were recognized for their academic achievements over the two-year program. The graduates then joined voices singing Jimmy Cliff's "You can get it if you really want" before Carmen Trejo gave the Vote of Thanks. The 2002 graduates of San Pedro Junior College then celebrated with a banquet at the school's conference room. The ten graduates who received an Associate's Degree in Business Administration with emphasis on tourism are Abel Ochaeta, Alex Noralez, Carmen Trejo, Nesher Acosta, Shiana Palma, Karina Moralez, Erika Sedacey, Vidal Paz, Judy Hancock and Elizabeth Dawson.

The San Pedro Sun congratulates the ten graduates and wishes them all the best in their future endeavors.

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