DUTCH QUARTER: The two valedictorians were rewarded with laptops for their academic achievement by Island Gems Charity Foundation. The two valedictorians are headed to Milton Peters College come the new school year.
Brittany Lake is the valedictorian of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Primary School. She also took home the top honours in mathematics and Dutch language. She received her laptop from Island Gems Varsha Punjabi and Astrid Plantz-Gartner.
MarianellyZorrilla Cruz is the valedictorian of Hillside Christian Primary School. She received her laptop from Island Gems HanishaAlwani and Asha Stevens.
The laptops were donated to Island Gems by the business community for the silent auction of its annual costume fundraising gala. That event was not held last year due to the pandemic lockdown nor was it held this year because of the still ongoing COVID-19 situation.
Island Gems plans to hold its costume gala in 2022, pandemic restrictions permitting. The foundation opted to err on the side of caution and not hold its gala that brings together some 200 people in one location this year.