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The  National Security Minister, Marvin Dames  told students of  his alma mater – The Government High School (GHS) yesterday  that they should be about excellence.  Mr. Dames  was speaking at  Awards Day ceremonies where 60 plus students were awarded as top performers.

Pulling from the theme, “Excellence Begins with Me,” Mr. Dames told the students excellence begins in each and every one of them.


“Excellence is not about taking short cuts, excellence is not about skipping school, excellence is not about being the top boy or girl on the street, excellence is not about being average,” he said. 

“Excellence is about digging deep and bringing out the best from within each and every one of you and that’s the only way you can achieve.”

Also addressing the group was Bain and Grants Town Member of Parliament, Travis Robinson, who just a few short years ago stood as a student of C.R. Walker High school.

The youngest Member of Parliament and a tourism consultant, Mr. Robinson reminded the youngsters that winners never quit.

“Hard work doesn’t guarantee you anything, but without hard work you do not stand a chance,” he said. 

“So I want you to work hard, I want you to remain committed, I want you to remain focused and determined that next time around on this honor roll and awards day, “I got next,” why, because excellence begins with [you.]”

GHS has a student population of 690, seven of whom made the principal’s list and 57 of the students were on the honour roll. 

Written by Jones Bahamas

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