The Island Academy is the first school on Ambergris Caye to hold it’s graduation ceremony for 2020, but there was nothing typical of the occasion as the COVID-19 Pandemic forced the school to hold it’s ceremony online, probably the first in the country.
Zoom was the application of choice to conduct the graduation ceremony as the senior class consisted of only nine students. Speeches, congratulatory messages and farewells were giving on Thursday, May 28, by parents, teachers, and faculty to celebrate the accomplishment of the senior class.
On Friday, May 29, the seniors were surprised by the Island Academy as teachers and administration took to the streets on a golf cart parade and visited each graduate to present them with their diploma. It was a wonderful surprise and unique touch to the graduating class that could not partake in a traditional graduating ceremony.
Awards for Senior Class
Excellence in Mathematics: KERRY SMITH
Excellence in Language Arts: KERRY SMITH
Young Author Award: JOSEPH CURTIS
Excellence in Science: KERRY SMITH
Excellence in Social Studies: KERRY SMITH
Excellence in Health: KERRY SMITH
Overall Academic Award: KERRY SMITH
Most Improved Award: FINLEY HEK
Citizenship Award: KAMRIC BLACK
Attendance Award: DAVIN WOLFE
Creativity Award: ALEXANDRA RECINOS
PE Award: KAMRIC BLACK and ALEXANDRA RECINOS
Art Award: GABRIEL COLON and KERRY SMITH
Sir Barry Bowen Principal’s Cup: KERRY SMITH
Spanish Award: ALEXANDRA RECINOS
Congratulations to the Graduating Class of the Island Academy 2020.
Gabriel Tomas Colon
Timothé Hugo Marandon
Jaiton David-Lee Claasen
Alexandra Abigail Recinos
Davin Marlow Wolfe
Kamric Osmond Black
Finley Jacob John Hek
Joseph Benton Curtis