2021 valedictorian of the Dominica State College Kahill- Akil Richards has called on the 2021 graduating class of the State College to effect changes in their surroundings.

Mr. Richards formed part of the 299 students who graduated from the institution on Thursday.

He excelled in Biology, Mathematics, and Chemistry.

He told fellow graduates that they have the ability to effect changes in their surroundings.

“Our world is in danger, from pandemic causing viruses, destructive climate change events and so much more.”

He added, “like our world, our school needs our interventions.”

Richards urged graduates to remember the Dominica State College and other learning institutions they attended and called on the graduating class to make the necessary inventions to create a better experience for generations to come.

“Graduates, let us answer the call to use our expertise to make a difference in our schools, family, region, and the world at large.”

The Dominica State College also named Pryla Pamphile, Zora Marie Xavier Kelsie Anthony, Joshua Fadelle, Fredmina Augustine, and Allysha Lugay among outstanding students for 2O21.

Special awards for volunteerism, leadership, and community spirit went to Nia Belle and Semaj Bernard.

Sportsman of the year is Kay-Shawnel Cuffy and sportswoman of the year is Jeanne Seraphine.

Meantime, President of the Dominica State College Dr. Donald Peters told the graduates that 2O21 has been an encouraging year.