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Dame Jennifer leads praise for two young Bermudian males

MPs heaped praise on 15 year old Jaret Simmons, this year's winner of the Tom Pettit Thanksgiving Essay Competition at the House of Assembly yesterday.

“We're talking about young black boys and people seem to get the impression that the majority are not doing well and quite the opposite is true the majority are doing well,” said Education Minister Dame Jennifer Smith. Dame Jennifer noted Jaret's ambition to graduate from CedarBridge Academy in three years instead of four, and to become an aeronautical engineer.

Another young man praised by MPs was Jay Butler who has landed a job at the International Court of Justice in the Hague, after getting degrees at Harvard, Oxford and Yale Universities.


The Royal Gazette came in for praise, from ruling party backbencher Randy Horton, for a supplement on Parenting.

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Published November 26, 2011 at 1:00 am (Updated November 26, 2011 at 6:56 am)

Dame Jennifer leads praise for two young Bermudian males

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