Past students and teachers of the Class of 1993 of the Barrouallie Secondary School met at Palmira’s Restaurant and Bar on Saturday to celebrate 20 years since graduation.
The night began with a brief ceremony chaired chaired by Kenlette Francis.
Carla “Ardis” Samuel chief coordinator of the celebration welcomed everyone. A mintue silence was observed for Marsha Doyle and Andrilandra Millington, who died a few years ago.
In his reflection, Conroy shared how he entered the BSS and referred to it as an early breakthrough in universal access to secondary education of which he credited to former principal, Hermia Scott, who he described as a pioner in giving those who did not pass the Common Entrance Examination an opportunity to succeed.
Scott, who served as principal of the instition for seven years, expressed gratitude to the class of 1993 for the initiative taken to reunite of both students and teachers.
She said she is proud of the products of the BSS and now shares glorious memories of her years as principal from 1988 to 1995.
Past student and past teacher of the BSS, Noel Samuel shared, his own experiences as both student and teacher.
He credited the BSS for making him the man he is and for affording him all that he has achieved in life.
He also said that he has taught at seven institutions and has concluded that Scott is the best principal ever in all of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Kenyon “Dallo” Pierre, also a teacher and past student, shared his experiences both as a past student and a present teacher at the institution for over 25 years.
He expressed his desire to continue making his contribution to the insitution until his retirement.
He siad that while the new Central Leeward Secondary School is the BSS.
Sandy Stephens, who also taught at the instituion for seen years, congratulated the students on the intiative.
Other past students shared their experiences, generating much laughter.
The celebrations culminated with a dinner and social interaction among students and past teachers.