Students and staff celebrated the last week of school in Haiti with a Mass, distribution of report cards, award presentations, and lots of smiles and good wishes.

At the close of each school year, the two students who have the highest average in the 6thgrade receive a scholarship to fund their high school education at James Stine College in the fall. The Pouyes award was generously established by Monique Pouyes in memory of her husband, Jean Taylor, a physician born in Haiti and supporter of Dr. Mortel’s mission to feed and educate the poorest of the poor.

The first-place award winner, Feddalie Philistin, is the third girl in a family of four. She loves sports, especially volleyball, and classical dance. Although a bit reserved and shy by nature, her smile breaks through when someone talks to her. She has maintained excellent grades throughout her school years at LBS. Her dream is to become a nurse.

Rosenerly Raphaela Jean, the second-place winner, is an only child. She enjoys dancing and volleyball and loves to read. With her calm and sweet disposition, Rosenerly stands out as a role model to her class. She is dedicated to her studies and hopes to be a pediatrician when she grows up.

Please keep all Mortel school students and their families in your thoughts and prayers for a safe and healthy summer break. We are grateful to you for providing them with hope for a brighter future through education!