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CedarBridge’s salute to three women

CedarBridge Academy planted a trio of Bermuda cedars today in honour of three women who made significant contributions to the school.

Kalmar Richards, Rosemary Matthews and Devina Butterfield were each honoured in the ceremony, held in the spirit of the recent International Day of Women.

Kenneth Caesar, acting principal, said in a statement read by deputy principal Kalreta Steede all three were outstanding women who dedicated countless hours to the school and its students.

He said: “There is a saying no nation can rise higher than it women.

“At it is true, CedarBridge would not have made it this far within the individual contributions of Kalmar Richards, Rosemary Matthews and Devina Butterfield.

“The trees planted today will act as a symbol of all you have done for the young people of a Bermuda. I pray these trees will grow strong and tall like all of you.”

Mrs Richards served as deputy principal and principal at the school until she was named the Commissioner for Education in 2018.

Ms Matthews taught at the school when it first opened in 1997 and held the position of deputy principal for almost two decades.

Mrs Butterfield meanwhile has served as an administrator at CedarBridge Academy since the school opened.

Glenn Fubler, who attended the event on behalf of the Bermuda Climate Action Network, said the planting fit perfectly with the Vision 2020 goal of planting 2,020 trees before the end of the year.

Students at CedarBridge Academy held a tree-planting ceremony to honour outstanding women - Devina Butterfield, Rosemary Matthews and Kalmar Richards (Photograph supplied)

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Published March 11, 2020 at 6:39 pm (Updated March 11, 2020 at 6:39 pm)

CedarBridge’s salute to three women

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