Hammon Lemmott awarded by Do The Right Thing Program

vlcsnap-2013-03-06-20h24m20s187A student from the Belmopan Baptist High School was rewarded today for doing the right thing. Every year, schools from around the country recommend students for the Do The Right Thing Program, organized by the Police Department. And this morning, the Department awarded Hammon Lemmott, from the Belmopan area, with the prestigious award. Following the ceremony, we spoke to Principal of the Baptist High School, Delvorine Hamilton.

Delvorine Hamilton – Principal of the Baptist High School:
vlcsnap-2013-03-06-20h23m00s201Teachers and administrators, we have seen some drastic changes with Hammon Lemmott’s academic as well as his behaviour.  Actually, Hammon was expelled from school, and he had asked to come back to school.  After several pleas, the past Principal and myself decided t give him another chance. That was worthwhile, because since Hammon have came back he has not been involved in any fight again. We have seen the high level of interest in his school work. He get along very well with teachers, as well as his classmates.

Sinquest Martinez presented the award on behalf of the Police Department. He shared with us the objective of the program.

Sinquest Martinez – Police Department:
vlcsnap-2013-03-06-20h23m21s128It’s what they do for the community.  We target the students that have shown themselves [to be] a prime example within their school, and within their area where they come from.  This will enlighten other students to get on board, because of what we have seen of late, pertaining to the teenagers getting within the law.  We are trying to mold them for the future.

While Mrs. Hamilton is glad that one of her students has been recognized, she also had some encouraging words for other students.

Delvorine Hamilton – Principal of the Baptist High School:
I would like to encourage other students also to do the right thing.  When you do the right thing, it’s not only rewarding for yourself, but it’s also rewarding for those around us.  At the school community, it’s small and we want to establish peace, harmony, so the school can continue to grow and develop.

The countrywide Do The Right Thing Award Ceremony will be held later this year, where Hammon Lemmott will be up for the national award.

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