In the presence of students, teachers, hisfamily , dignitaries, and guests, Xander Bogaerts revealed the new name of the that bears his name Scol Basico Xander Bogaerts.
Xander Bogaerts was a pupil at the Commandeur Pieter Boer School and was overwhelmed with the dedication. He thanked the school and everyone for supporting him in reaching his goal. He encouraged all the students to fight hard to make their dreams a reality. He also advised the pupils to set their goals early in life. Xander always knew he wanted to either become a teacher or baseball player. He encouraged the children to choose their friends wisely, so they can get support rather than being sidetracked.
Many of the teachers described Xander as an exemplary student, a good athlete, always happy and well mannered. Now, as a professional Baseball player, he is a true remodel for all the children as well as for the community.
The Minister of Education, Science and Sustainable Development dr. Rudy Lampe also gave a brief speech where he thanked the students for their attention and discipline and everyone who organized the event.
The Minister stated that after 75 years, it was the justified moment to honor an exemplary native, a source of inspiration and motivation for the children to reach great things in life. It also serves the teachers who get to work every morning as inspiration, knowing that they can make a significant difference in the life of the children and help them make their dreams come true and to be successful in life.
Minister Lampe quoted German playwright and poet Bernholt Breght who said:
”There are men who struggle for a day and they are good. Some men struggle for a year and they are better. Some men struggle for many years, and they are better still. But some struggle all their lives: These are the indispensable ones”.
That is why a person like Xander Bogaerts needs is an indispensable role model for the children in the collective memory of the Aruban community.
Minister Lampe also read the Ministerial Order officially honoring the name change to Scol Basico Xander Bogaerts.