Convent High School Celebrates 150 years in Grand Style

Last Updated: Sunday, 30 September 2012 Published: Monday, 11 February 2008 Written by Isabella Prentice
On Friday 1st February 2008, the Convent High School - Dominica celebrated
its 150th Anniversary with a Thanksgiving Mass at the Roseau Cathedral.  The
mass was attended by over two thousand former students and the present
student body of the school.  The main celebrant was Bishop Gabriel Malzaire,
assisted by Monsignor William Jno Lewis and Fr Franklyn Cuffy CSsR.

Also in attendance at the Mass were the President, His Excellency Dr
Liverpool and Mrs Liverpool, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, Minister for
Education Mr Vince Henderson, and other officials from the Ministry of
Education.

The majority of persons present were attired in the Convent High School's
uniform.  The various uniforms over the years were seen at the Mass.
Additionally the school highlighted some of its achievers from retired
judges to medical doctors and housewives.

Bishop Malzaire in his homily paid tribute to the many benefactors, former
bishops and principals.  He called on all to continue supporting the school
as it strives to continue to provide excellence in education for women.

Persons dubbed the Mass as an occasion of nostalgia.  Following the mass,
current and past students paraded through the streets of Roseau, in a
veritable show of pride in their alma mater. The march ended at the school
where a plaque commemorating the sesquicentennial year was unveiled by Sr
Hilda Verdonck ICM, the last religious principal.

Already calls have been received indicating that such an occasion be made
available to returning former students during the Independence celebrations
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