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Marina bids farewell to outgoing students

Jun 30, 2010, 12:03 PM | Article By: Manlafie Badjie

The senior section of Marina International School recently bid farewell to their senior students at school’s auditorium with parents, guardians and distinguished invited guests.

Dr. Sheriffo Conteh, who stood in for Sira Wally Ndow, the Chairperson of the school's board welcomed the invited guests.

"It is heartening that you have come to the end of your studies in the school. It is now incumbent on you to belong to the Marina Alumni. A site is being created for all past pupils of Marina. I thank all those who helped those we are bidding farewell to today."

Balla Musa O. Sanneh, the Principal of Marina said the occasion goes with two feelings: "Hard studies and painful dedication by parents."

"No doubt we are the best international school in the country. The board spends long hours in meetings, the security and everyone has tried very hard. Our character compose our habit, sow a character, reap a habit and sow a habit reap a character," he said.

Mr. Sanneh said Marina was a unique school whose memory would ever be fresh in their minds. "Uphold this culture, God bless you all," he said.

Madam Pamela Bah, the Guest Speaker at the occasion, said "You should not let your friends and family down. The future is unknown. There is an African proverb that says if you look in the mirror and you like what you see don't smash the mirror go and wash your face. We often dislike advice but keep the precious name, don't refuse to listen. Take advice and save it. Believe that you are valuable just because you are part of God's creation. People are good at pointing fingers, but some points at us. Do not destroy others' confidence in search of greatness, be tolerant and use wisdom. Mistake must not destroy us. Make hope and determination your key word. What you will be tomorrow is far more important than what you are today," she concluded.