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The North Union Secondary School is celebrating its 40th anniversary under the theme, “40 Years of Existence Generations of Excellence”. 

The school, which has a population of 400 students, commenced the celebrations with a church service at the Streams of Power Church and continued with the unveiling of a banner and a tree planting ceremony today (Tuesday).

Teacher at the school and chairperson of the 40th anniversary committee, Rosemarie Ryan-King said the school’s plans to commemorate this milestone, include:  a 40-leg relay on Jan. 18 with each leg being represented by a student from each year, the renaming of the houses in honour of the current and past principals, (Henry, Morris, Williams and DaSantos), a t-shirt day on Feb. 1 (both past and present students), a panel discussion on March 13, a fundraising activity on April 5, and role reversal on April 22.

A mentorship programme for males will also be launched on April 22 with a Village Day on July 4. 

Meantime, principal of the school, St. Clair DaSantos expressed his elation and pride on the school’s accomplishment. 

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He noted that over the years the school has been known for its public speaking achievements, among other positive attributes.