Former Clearwater student gives guest speech at St George’s Rotary
My principal, Mrs Levyette Robinson, invited 16 other Clearwater Middle School M2 and M3 students, to attend a dinner sponsored by the St. George’s Rotary Club on Monday, 26th March at the Grotto Bay Beach Hotel.
Upon arriving at the Grotto Bay Hotel, we were escorted into a private dining room where we first took pictures before we were seated.
The President of the St. George’s Rotary, Tjerk Neijmeijer, opened the meeting by introducing the Rotarians and the guest speaker.
I learnt that The Rotary is an international organisation that helps third world countries to get fresh water by digging wells. They also give donations to help with medicine to get to the sick people who can’t afford it.
Additionally, they provide exchange programmes for local schools here in Bermuda.
We were treated to a scrumptious buffet meal, after which the guest speaker Sgt Kenton Trott of the Bermuda Police Service spoke to the group.
He is a past student of Clearwater Middle School but stressed that as a student there, he did not like school. His passion for school developed when he went to The Berkeley Institute.
Sgt Trott stressed that he began to take school seriously as he did not want to be left behind. He served as Head Boy at Berkeley for two years and graduated with a 3.96 G.P.A.
Sgt Trott spent a year in Ecuador as a Rotary Exchange student and is till able to speak Spanish.
At age 26 he is the youngest Sergeant in the Bermuda Police Service. He enjoys his job which is a dream fulfilled a dream he had since he was 12 years old.
At the end of his speech Sergeant Trott gave us these words of encouragement:
To believe in yourself;
To have faith;
To make good choices;
To find your passion;
To never give up on your dreams and to shoot for the moon.
I really enjoyed the evening. I thank the St. George’s Rotary for inviting us.