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Dremiko McIntosh; Principal Ricardo Ferguson; Patrick Bethel, school patron; Jackline Jean-Jacques; and Senior Master Vincent Coakley. Bethel presented plaques to McIntosh and Jean-Jacques for achieving the status of most outstanding graduates. They also received a $500 scholarship.

School Patron Makes Presentation to Most Outstanding PJBH Graduates

Jackline Jean-Jacques and Dremiko McIntosh were the worthy recipients of a $500 scholarship and plaque from Patrick Bethel, patron of the school – Patrick J. Bethel High School – they both graduated from last month.

McIntosh and Jean-Jacques received recognition as the most outstanding male and female graduates, respectively, during their graduation.

However, it was an even more historic moment for them on July 17 when Bethel visited the school to personally present plaques to them.

Both graduates were visibly pleased by Bethel’s generosity.

Bethel explained that he approached the school’s administration asking them to identify the most outstanding male and female students: Dremiko McIntosh and Jackline Jean-Jacques were the results.

“We both thank you,” McIntosh expressed. “We are proud – we’ve come from far.”

Jean-Jacques stated: “We are thankful for the recognition and for Mr. Bethel’s donation.”

Meanwhile, Principal Ricardo Ferguson said he was appreciative to Bethel for taking the time to present such a gesture of goodwill to the graduates.

“Dremiko has come a long way, and he is a young man with leadership qualities who I hope will come back and help,” Ferguson acknowledged. “I hope people can see the potential in our children, and do something to help them get on their way.

“I hope they find ways to build them up, put their money and heart where these children are, and I hope that persons in our community will assist them yearly.”

As for their collegiate pursuits, Jean-Jacques will pursue a double major in psychology and nursing, McIntosh plans to earn a degree in physical education.

About Canishka Alexander

Canishka Alexander was born in New Providence, but spent most of her childhood years on Abaco. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Abilene Christian University.

Although she has accomplished many things in life, her greatest accomplishment is being a mother to her four children. She loves God, her country and people of all cultures.

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