"It is through young, dedicated and driven young persons that we can build this country"
The Prime Minister of St. Maarten the Honorable Sarah Wescot-Williams yesterday expressed her congratulations to former student of St. Maarten Academy and St. Dominic High School Olayinka Badejo, who graduated last Saturday with double Master of Science degrees in Systems Engineering and Operations Research from the Florida Institute of Technology, in Melbourne, Florida, USA.
"I would sincerely like to congratulate Yinka and of course her mom Linda Richardson and her father Fabian Badejo on this very important achievement. The fact, Yinka, that you have achieved your two degrees in what I am sure were sometimes challenging times not only makes me as Prime Minister proud, but also makes the people of St. Maarten proud. As I said in my recent congratulatory message to Tracy Blijden who won a very important culinary competition recently: our young people are continuing to shine in their chosen fields, and I look forward to having you return home to build your country and to secure our St. Maarten for the future. It is only through young, dedicated and driven young persons like yourselves that we can make this a reality," commented the Prime Minister.