Secondary Schools Take the Bull by the Horn

This Sunday, January 11th 2009, Commissioner of Constitutional Affairs, Mrs. Sarah Wescot Williams, in her quest to involve and educate the youth and the general public of St. Maarten on the importance of nation building, will be having the 7th Annual Interscholastic Panel Presentation.

The location this year will be at the Cultural Community Center in Philipsburg and will commence at 4:00pm sharp. For those who will not be able to come out it will also be broadcasted live on Channel 15, on St. Maarten Cable TV.

Each school has been assigned a topic and they include the following: Environment, Education, Crime, Constitutional Matters and Culture. 

Over the past 8 weeks the participating students have been working extremely hard in order to develop a Public Awareness Campaign concerning their individual topics.  

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The objective of this year’s presentation is to obtain insight from the youth on what they think is the most effective message to be used for their campaign.

In keeping with the overall goal, which is "to stimulate awareness and excitement among the youth, for St. Maarten’s culture and history, as not to lose our identity as we journey on the road to country St. Maarten," this year’s theme is "What You Do Today, Creates Tomorrow."

The participating schools include Caribbean International Academy, Learning Unlimited, Milton Peters College, St. Dominic High School, and St. Maarten Academy.

The schools are predicting a very competitive event with many surprises. Each school is being very secretive as to what they have prepared for this year.

Commissioner Sarah Wescot-Williams is urging the youth and general public to come out and support the participating students. Their hard work will finally be on display this Sunday, and you won’t want to miss it. "Who ever said education isn’t fun, come out and we will prove you wrong," the participating students said.