Common Entrance Top Performers Awarded 5-Year Scholarships
Five children of members of the St Lucia Workers’ Credit Union will be having a smooth back to school transition, having received gift bags as recipients of book scholarships and bursaries from the credit union.
The five, seen in the above photo with president of the credit union, Peter Lewis, should have no issue obtaining their school books for the opening of the new school year slated for the fourth of next month.
The scholarships will run for five years. The children were the highest performers at the Common Entrance Examinations among children of members of the credit union.
Brittany Henry, who nine years ago was a recipient of such an award from the credit Union, was on hand to give the children encouragement on how to handle themselves and their studies as they begin life as secondary school students.
Henry delivered the feature address at a small ceremony to mark the occasion, calling on the students to stay focused during their five years at secondary school.
“As you embark on this new journey I have three points of advice to share with you which has helped me through all levels of my schooling. Point number one: Stay focused. You are at school to get an education, so do not leave without it. There will be lots of distractions and disappointments but don’t lose sight of what is important. Work hard and don’t settle for less. Nothing is impossible ‘
“Point number two: As the youth say, keep calm and be you boo-boo. In your journey you will experience lots of changes and go through a phase of discovering who you are. To the changes do not lose your core values or get pressured by the status core of society. Be you and love you. Take everything one step at a time and you will be just fine.
“Point number three: Have fun. Don’t be so into school that you forget to have fun. Find that balance, make those memories. Live your life to the fullest, but stay in school,” Henry said.