Laurian Chin

Laurian Chin (right), principal of the Falmouth Preparatory School, accepts her award for outstanding service from Pastor Everett Brown, president of the Adventist Church in Jamaica. (Photo via The Gleaner).

Ask Falmouthians where is the Falmouth Preparatory School, most will struggle to answer. Ask them where the “Seven Day School” is, you would get a quick answer.  The Seventh Day Adventist prep school is located adjacent to the church on Duke Street Falmouth.

On Sunday, it’s principal, Laurian Chin, was awarded at the Workers of Worth (WOW)! award ceremony of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica.

The Recognition and Awards Ceremony to celebrate the “Year of the Adventist Worker 2017” was held at the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) Gymnatorium in Mandeville.

Laurian Chin is one of approximately 1,500 workers of the Adventist Church in Jamaica who are serving in two large institutions – the Andrews Memorial Hospital and the Northern Caribbean University, as well as eight high schools, 19 preparatory schools, as well as six regional headquarters.

Two hundred and seven of these Adventist workers were recognised and awarded for long and outstanding services ranging from 11 to 51 years as at December 2016.

The Falmouth Preparatory School Principal was recognised for outstanding service and for 40 years of service up to 2016.

Speaking to the Gleaner about her award, an elated Chin said:

“I appreciate it. As a human being, it is good to be recognised for doing good although the expected ultimate reward is in Heaven.” 

“This is my first job with the Church and I have not worked anywhere else. I have made a promise to the Lord that for all his blessings, I would give my service to His Church.”

Chin has been a principal of the school since 1981.

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