With the advice of letting one's attitude determine their altitude, 21 students of the Lead Institute graduated last week Friday.

"I urge you to aim high, pursue your dreams. Don't give up and always be the best person that you can ultimately be," said feature speaker at the graduation, Attorney-at-Law Cara Shillingford. "There are many people who started off with very little and made it through to the pinnacle of success through hard work and education. You can succeed and achieve your goals regardless of your past, regardless of your background, colour, creed, gender or any other irrelevant factor. What is important is your attitude because remember attitude determines altitude".

The Lead Institute offers CAPE (Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination) Associate Degrees "which are accredited with Universities all over the world", Lead says on its Facebook page. "Lead Institute is a privately owned school catering for the educational and career development needs of both traditional and non-traditional students in Dominica".

Founded by David Vital, Lead says it is "driven by a relentless passion to see our students excel and take up positions of leadership in business, professional and public sectors within the Caribbean and around the world".

The Graduating Class of 2019 included:

Associate of Arts in Business

Britney McLawrence (Economics); Joshua Francis (Entrepreneurship); Sherece Fregiste (Entrepreneurship).

Associate of Arts in Humanities

Camrann George (Law); Jhernee Fontaine (Law); Precious Peter (Law); Kenisha Mitchel (Sociology).

Associate of Arts in Sciences -Natural Sciences

Jada O'Brien,Laila Langford, Lezan Jno.Lewis, Manushree Kale, Mary Rose Labad, Precious Myler, Sonice Momplaisir, Tyreese Francis, Yohanna Desiree, Ayanie Sharplis.

Associate of Arts in Sciences -ICT Xonnel Ambrose

Assocaite of Science - Environmental Science Sian Maximea, Jaeda Henry

Subject Awards

Lezan Jno.Lewis - Outstanding Caribbean Studies Student; Tyrese Francis - Outstanding Caribbean Studies Student; Lezan Jno.Lewis -Outstanding Communication Studies Student; Tyrese Francis - Outstanding Entrepreneurship Student; Camrann George - Outstanding Law Student; Britney Mclawrence- Outstanding Management Student; Jada O'Brien - Outstanding Integrated Math Student; Jayanie Sharplis- Outstanding Integrated Math Student; Mary-Rose Labad - Outstanding Chemistry Student; Jada O'Brien - Outstanding Biology Student Jaeda Henry - Environmental Science.

Degree Awards

Britney Mclawrence - Outstanding Economics Major; Sherese Fregiste - Outstanding Entrepreneurship Major; Camrann George- Outstanding Law Major;Mary-Rose Labad - Oustanding Natural Sciences Major; Jada O'Brien - Outstanding Natural Science Major; Jaeda Henry - Outstanding Envionmental Science Major.

Outstanding Leadership Award Tyreese Francis; Joshua Fontaine

Most Improved student- Sherece Fregiste

Valedictorian: Jada O'Brien