The results are in!
Congratulations to the Louverture Cleary School graduating class of 2014 for their 100% pass rate on the Baccalauréat II, Haiti's national exam for students exiting secondary school. Their success qualifies each one to continue his or her studies at university.
Rising Philo (U.S. 13th grade) students, Usnaëlo Dorcelant and Dolph-Froid Payoute were named national laureates for their exceptional scores on the Baccalauréat I exam. Their success, and that of the graduating class, marks another excellent year for LCS. Historically, LCS students pass the BAC at a rate that is four times the national average.
Be on the lookout for an interview with our laureates in the next edition of Haitian Project News. Not on our mailing list? Click here to sign up!
LCS's 2014-2015 Volunteer Teachers (from left): Rachel Thelen, Michelle Paquette, Kristin Soukup, Connor Branham, Kaitlyn Guzik, Amanda Haluga
The new team of Volunteers hit the ground running this August, participating in a wall pour on their very first day. Now in their final week of in-country orientation, sifting ash, rubble and compost have become second-nature...almost. These tasks well in-hand, the team prepares to face their next big challenge: the classroom. Classes begin September 8th.
Here are a few words from Amanda Haluga (Providence College, '14) on her first impressions of LCS:
When I first arrived I had no idea what to expect, but when we arrived I was captivated by the campus and even more so by the staff, students and Volunteers that I met. Volunteer orientation has been such a challenge, but a joy because of these people and the beautiful place they have created. Even though this experience is so different from anything I've ever had, I know this is where I am supposed to be and I am looking forward to a wonderful year here at LCS.