76 Students said their final goodbyes to the Dominica Grammar School today.

Romel Laudat was named Valedictorian while Sarah Francis copped the salutatorian award and Tana Valmond was named student of the year.

During her address to the graduating ceremony, the Minister for Education Octavia Alfred called graduates to be proactive in the country’s fight against COVID-19.

She also called on students who are of the age to get vaccinated against the virus.

The minister also said that the government will continue in its efforts to ensure every child is able to flourish within the school environment.

“More students, more than ever before now have the opportunity for secondary and tertiary education, more students also have access to timely and reliable transportations to and from school and other safety nets, including meals and snacks at school for the economically disadvantaged in support of our students who are marginalized economically.”

She further stated that the government of Dominica also makes available textbooks school supplies uniforms and exams fees through the education trust fund and the textbook scheme.

Alfred said, all these interventions are designed to ensure that our students are given the best opportunities to learn in supportive environments.

Meantime, Valedictorian of the 2021 graduating class Romel Laudat encouraged his fellow graduates to see this achievement as motivation to achieve their future goals.