PRESS RELEASE: The Leon Hess Comprehensive Secondary School celebrated its 32nd Anniversary in grand style with a military like parade of uniformed groups launching the celebrations. There was even an inspection of the parade by guest speaker Dr. Merle Clarke and Principal Rohan Lubon, while student displayed their many talents.
Among the specially invited guests was Former Principal Rupert Ellis, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Alison Jean and students of the graduating class 1993. Principal Lubon stated that the anniversary celebration is the best day of the year for Leon Hess Comprehensive Secondary School.
“This is the day that we showcase everything that we have, everything that we stand for at Leon Hess. Our uniformed groups on parade, assembly, we have a number of activities for the students and parents come on board to celebrate with us and this year we have class of 1993 who made a special presentation to the school which we are very grateful for.”
The Leon Hess Comprehensive Secondary School has been the school of choice for many parents and children over the years. Lubon explains why this is so.
“Discipline is basically what the school is built upon. This is the pillar of our school, discipline. And we always say that as long as students are disciplined, everything else will fall into place, their academics, their performance in extracurricular activities…I must say that Leon Hess Comprehensive is the number one school in St. Lucia and I think that is the opinion of many persons right now. We may not be the top academic school but generally when you look at producing well rounded students, I think we are number one.”
A highlight of the event was the unveiling of a new notice board to highlight top achievers at the school and the presentation of a cheque for $3,500, $2,000 of which goes toward paying CXC of at least two student and $1,500 towards the school’s welfare fund. Melissa Joseph-Charles, Chairperson of the Class of 1993 appealed to past students to give back to their Alma Mater.
“Our year wants to set a platform for other students to give back. We are really interested in giving back. Our theme is ‘Celebrating 25, rekindling friendships, reliving memories, giving back.‘ We want to be able to rekindle friendships after 25 years we had no idea where some students were and through whatsapp group we have already began to connect with some students and we look forward to having a grand finally in December 2018.”
The Principal also appealed to past student to take a keener interest in give back to the school.
“I would like to encourage all past students of Leon Hess Comprehensive Secondary School to come on board. They could from groups based on their year of graduation but you know just come on board come to the school, find out what is happening, see how they could give back and we have a very serious welfare programme here at the Leon Hess Comprehensive Secondary School…We also have a facebook page that they can join where we disseminate allot of information on that page. Our gates are always opened to our family.”
The graduation ceremony took place on October 26th 2017.