On Sunday June 5th, a distinguished gathering took place at the Church of Notre Dame du Rosaire in Port-a-Piment, to celebrate three important events in the life of the community.
- The Graduation of the students of Cred’ENI (Centre de Recherche en Education pour le Developpement Ecole Normale d’Instituteurs)
- The Graduation of the class of 9eme Annee Fondamentale of the College Stella Maris
- The “Prix d’Excellence Eric Belfort” Awards by Konbit Pou Potapiman (KPP). These awards are presented to the best performing students of the commune, by recommendation of the school administrators.
An assembly comprised of students, school directors, teachers, graduates, parents, clergy, friends and guests filled the church to capacity to first help celebrate the traditional mass. The participation of the “Chorale Vertus Dei” and the Chidrens’ Mimes ensured a grandiose ceremony and a most memorable time by all.
At the end of the mass, the Parish Pastor introduced Mrs. Paule Edeline Orcel, KPP Board member in charge of the Award presentation. Mr. Jean Marc Auguste and Mr. Eliovil Jean–Baptiste, also KPP members, accompanied Mrs Orcel to the podium.
Seven students, from four schools of the commune received the awards, while accompanied by their parents. They were presented with a Certificate as well as with a Cash envelope, to help defray the cost of higher education.
The 2016 recipients of the PRIX d‘EXCELLENCE ERIC BELFORT are:
Marcelin Pierre-Louis College Stella Maris
Villiana Musac EFA(Ecole Fondamentale d’Application)
Linord Pierre-Louis Ecole Evangélique Baptiste
Modelin Horacius Lycée de Port-a-Piment
Ruth Salomon Collège Stella Maris
Oxenson Registe Ecole Evangélique Baptiste
Miermont Francois Lycée de Port-a-Piment
Some of the award recipients and their parents took to the podium to express their gratitude to KPP and to the sponsors of the program, as did the Director of the College Stella Maris.
Konbit Pou Potapiman is proud to continue this tradition of rewarding academic excellence, and in turn, thanks its supporters, particularly the family of the late Eric Belfort for providing the funds for this activity. Thank you all.