06-21-2013.- On Sunday June 16th, and for the second consecutive year, Konbit Pou Potapiman Inc. (KPP) organized the award ceremony that honors the best and most deserving students of the town of Port-a-Piment.
This year, as in the last, the awards were made to honor the memory of Eric Belfort, a long time citizen of Port-a-Piment. Throughout his life, Mr. Belfort had advocated the benefit of higher education and had helped family members achieve academic success. The funds for the awards were provided by a member of his family and were matched by the Merrill Lynch/Bank of America of the USA, as part of their Matching Gift Program.
The Notre Dame du Rosaire Catholic Church was packed for the occasion. Mrs. Roselene Gentil, KPP member and Coordinator of the Education program described the goals of the program to the assistance. Mainly, they are: to publicly recognize young people’s achievements and offer a prize to help defray the cost of higher education.
Six finalists were announced, from four schools in the town. They had graduated from the 6ème Année Fondamentale and the 9ème Année Fondamentale, with the highest grades in their schools.
The finalists are:
Leonie Celestin from the Ecole Fondamentale d’Application(EFA), with an average of 8.00
Fanie Musac from the Ecole Fondamentale d’Application(EFA), with an average of 7.90
Vanesa Laguerre, from the Ecole Evangélique Baptiste with an average of 7.70
Rose Valenda Moise, from the Ecole Nationale de Figuiers, with an average of 7.55
Saindy St. Cyr, from Ecole Jardin Vert, with an average of 7.55
Angeline Dilvert, from College Stella Maris, with an average of 7.00
The finalists came to the podium to receive their Certificate and Award, accompanied by their parents and their School Director. In turn, the students expressed their gratitude and their desire to continue to excel academically.
Konbit Pou Potapiman Inc joins the population of the town in congratulating these six finalists. Our Special Thanks go to Mrs. Roselene Gentil, to the Belfort family, the personnel of the schools, and everyone who helped make this day a Special One for our youth.
Please click here for some pictures of our finalists: 2013 KPP awards ceremony