Office of the Campus Registrar, Jamaica. Thursday, October 11, 2018 - The University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus, is pleased to announce the Valedictorian for its 2018 Presentation of Graduates Ceremony, which will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Royalton Saint Lucia Resort and Spa, Cap Estate, Gros Islet.
The Valedictorian Mr Kirk Edwards, is a Mathematics teacher, church leader and sports enthusiast. He completed his Bachelor of Education (BEd) Mathematics Education degree with First Class Honours.
Kirk is a proud member of the indigenous Kalinago community of Dominica and has been a Mathematics teacher at the North East Comprehensive School for 10 years (2008 to present). In 2012, he was a finalist in the Novice Teacher of the Year category of the Dominica Teachers Bi-Annual Awards. For the past four years, he has been tasked with the responsibility of heading the Mathematics department at the North East Comprehensive School. Under his supervision, the school has experienced a steady increase in its pass rate at CXC examinations (CSEC & CCSLC), obtaining its best Mathematics past rate ever in 2018.
A proud member of the Church of the Nazarene in Dominica, Kirk’s faith is a major driving force in all that he does. His involvement in Youth Ministry, as well as his love of sports has given him many opportunities to serve his community. He has been the Secretary and President of his local youth group and district, and has served on his local church Board for over eight years. Presently, he serves as the President of the Dominica District Youth Ministry and Camps Board of the Church of the Nazarene. He is also a Level 1 FIVB (Volleyball) Coach, and has trained and managed his community’s Volleyball team to a championship and several finals in the Dominica National Volleyball League. He currently serves as Secretary of the Kalinago Sports Association.
As is customary, Kirk will deliver the Valedictory Speech on behalf of his fellow graduates from across the region.