Romario Rowe and Chanel McGregor, the top male and female GSAT students of Greenwich All-Age School are the 2013 recipients of the Petrojam GSAT Scholarship. The students were awarded scholarships worth $60,000 each, which covers tuition, books and other expenses. Each scholarship will last for five years, under the condition that the students attain consistently good grades, (B average or higher).
The scholarship awardees are selected by the Ministry of Education based on their overall averages in the GSAT Exam. Romario will be attending Kingston College and Chanel will attend Holy Childhood High School.
Their recent achievements were the highlight of a Luncheon hosted in their honour by Petrojam at the Terra Nova Hotel on Friday, August 9.
The company also gave special awards for outstanding performances in academic and non-academic areas. Romario also copped two of these awards – the Most Disciplined and Most Outstanding Student, while Chanel was deemed the Most Congenial Student of the 2013 Graduating Class.
Both students expressed elation at the awards and pledged to work hard to make their families and Petrojam proud.
Other awardees were Richard Heslop, Most Improved Male; Carlene Dixon, Most Improved Female; David Johnson, Best Attendance; Nicola Nelson, Outstanding Achiever and Sashell Clarke, Outstanding Achiever in Mathematics.
Sashell scored 100% in the GSAT Mathematics Exam. She will be attending St. Hugh’s High.
Keynote Speaker, Education Officer in the Special Education Unit of the Ministry of Education Dr. Hixwell Douglas, congratulated the students on their achievements and encouraged them to remain resolute in their desire to achieve and to use failure as a motivation to greatness.
“The price of success is going to be hard work, dedication, devotion and recognizing that hard work works,” he noted, adding, “It’s not what you have, but what you use, not what you see, but what you choose.”
He said challenges should never be a deterrent to success, but should rather inspire them further to achieve despite the odds.
Principal of Greenwich All-Age, Brian Guscott who spoke glowingly of the students’ achievements, implored them to work hard to become meaningful contributors to national development. He thanked Petrojam for staying true to its commitment to the Scholarship programme at Greenwich, which started in 2005.
Meanwhile, General Manager of Petrojam, Winston Watson, had high commendations for the awardees and the Greenwich All-Age staff. He also commended the Community Outreach Committee of Petrojam, who provides oversight for this initiative. He also pledged the continuous support of Petrojam to this scholarship initiative and other initiatives that seek to empower the nation’s youth.
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