Guyana’s best graduating law student treated to grand welcome

first_imgWhile urging other youths to strive for what they want and to be successful at it, Latoya Roberts was on Sunday afternoon treated to a grand welcome at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) after graduating as the best Law student from Guyana in Trinidad last week.The Calphay’s Seventh-day Adventist Youth Federation welcomed the 28-year-old with great pomp and enthusiasm.Best graduating student Latoya RobertsIn tears, the surprised young woman accepted gift and hugs from her loved ones and those whom she made proud with her accomplishment.Commencing her studies in Guyana, she moved to Trinidad to complete her studies. Roberts graduated with a Law degree from the Hugh Wooding Law School.Roberts is also an accomplished athlete and the winner of the female sprint for ten consecutive years in Guyana.Speaking with  Guyana Times, Roberts said that the welcoming is one that she did not expect. She thanked those who welcomed her, saying that they all are like “family to me”.Alluding to her journey to success, the woman said that it was not an easy task, noting that being away from her family proved most difficult.Roberts explained that financially, it was also a struggle for her family and those who assisted.The young lawyer disclosed that she has already identified a prominent attorney that she will be working with as she begins her new journey.“I have a already identified an attorney that I will be working with, but really, I am not sure what the future holds, I am interested in a number of different areas,” Roberts relayed enthusiastically.Speaking about her achievement in copping the award of best graduating student, Roberts said, “I have not been able to find the correct adjectives to describe my emotions but I am definitely honoured that I made my country proud.”Being a religious person, she thanked God for her accomplishments and for bringing her through her journey, stating that nothing could have been possible without His hands in her life.Also speaking with this publication, her brother, Leon Benjamin, said that his sister is indeed very special, having an outstanding role in leadership throughout her life.President of the Calphay’s Federation, Gerald Gittens pointed out that Roberts is indeed an outstanding example for others to follow: “The federation, we do feel very honoured for her because she sets an example for other young people for which, if they commit themselves to hard work, there is no height that they cannot reach.”Over 20 students last week graduated and have all returned home in recent days.last_img

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