At the Annual Public Examination of the above Establishment, on THURSDAY, the 24th ult., the following Pupils obtained the PRIZES (*) in their respective Classes:
First Class—First Prize, John Wilson; second Prize, Robert Grant.
First Class—First Prize, Charles Villatte; second prize, Charles Dick.
Reading Class—First Prize, George Rogers; second prize, Mariano Amezaga.
First Class—First Prize, James Linay; second prize, Robert Grant.
First Class—First Prize, Mariano Amezaga; second prize, Frederick Acuña.
REWARDS were also assigned the following, for Good Conduct, and general eminence in their respective classes: James Barton, Alexander Forsyth, Miguel F. Annat, Thomas Craigdallie, Joseph Fleming, William White, Thomas Barton, William Frogatt, Thomas Hunt, John Milner, and William Beech.
MR. RAMSAY avails himself of this opportunity to return his most grateful acknowledgements to the Public, for the liberal patronage dispensed in his Establishment during the past year; and begs leave to state, that the Academy will be re-opened on Monday 4th January, when a punctual attendance of the Pupils is earnestly requested.
(*) It may be proper to observe, for the information of Parents, that on this occasion the Prizes were not awarded either according to the arbitrary judgment of the Teacher, or the accidental opinion of those who were present at the Examinations, ---but from a correct record of their respective standings for the last four months. As this plan is unquestionably more equitable in principle, and better calculated to secure the general punctuality and diligence of the Pupils, it will be rigidly adhered to for the future; and, consequently, Parents and Guardians will do well to remind those under their charge, that to gain Prizes, two things are indispensably necessary: ---constant attendance; and regular systematic application throughout the school year.
Source: The British Packet and Argentine News, 2nd January 1836© La forma de presentación de estos datos se reserva a los autores, Jeremy Howat y Mary Godward, febrero 2009