WEYMOUTH HILLS, St. Maarten – This Friday morning two students will make history as the first high school graduating class from Victory Christian Academy. The alternative learning school which uses a personalized curriculum to support the various skill levels of students was founded by members of Victory Temple Church of God of Prophecy in Weymouth Hills, St. Peters.
Graduates from the 12th grade are Shervin Colastica and Nicholas Greenaway. Shervin is the first of his immediate family to graduate from high school and was determined to do so against all odds. An artist with special interests in photography, and interior design he attained a final G.P.A. of 3.43.
Nicholas is the son of the principal and had the longest tenure having enrolled since the inception of the school on January 9th 2006. He too loves art with specification in graphic design and a strong mathematician and earned a GPA of 3.94 at graduation.
The young men are now authors of their own photo-books (on sale at the school) which are collections of photos taken during their time at the school. Both are strong leaders and display character traits of kindness, and generosity – borne out by testimonials from their schoolmate, Sanasha Boodhoo.
“Shervin has helped me to grow as a person and I will miss him when he graduates. Nicholas has taught me what godliness looks like by the way he treats me with respect,” Boodhoo shared.
Both boys have intentions of going off to college; Shervin hopes to do so in Canada, and Nicholas is entertaining Boston or Atlanta.
Also graduating from sixth grade into the high school program is Claudia Morgan. Principal Dianne Greenaway calls Claudia the school’s poster child as she began the program disadvantaged in her reading and math skills and having a difficult time learning in the traditional classroom setting.
“The opportunity to learn at her own pace has seen an overwhelming improvement in her very attitude to her school work. She is an Honor student and the first recipient of the Chairman of the Board Award for achieving and maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA (held for two consecutive academic years,” Greenaway said.
“I am honored to see the day of the first Senior Graduation from this school. The school’s tenure is certainly strengthened as a result of this and we can only continue to hope for many more milestones to come. My pride in Claudia, Shervin, and Nicholas cannot be measured at this moment and my prayers are that they will become as successful as God would have them be. We’ve taught them diligently, we’ve shared many painful, and glorious moments, but they have succeeded against odds that said they wouldn’t. We continue to build the kingdom of God through them, one child at a time.”
The graduation ceremony takes place Friday, February 13 at 10am in the COGOP Fellowship Hall.
Publicist: Nerissa Golden, Goldenmedia