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  • Twelve year-old Darren Phillips has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the St. Ann Parish Council’s Marcus Garvey academic scholarship.
  • The announcement was made by Mayor of St. Ann’s Bay, Councillor Desmond Gilmore, during a ceremony at the St. Ann Parish Library in St. Ann’s Bay, on Monday, August 17, to commemorate the 128th anniversary of the birth of National Hero, the Rt. Excellent Marcus Garvey.
  • Mayor Gilmore said Darren, who in June graduated from the Clapham Primary School, was adjudged the winner of the scholarship based on his Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) result and the high quality of an essay he wrote on Marcus Garvey during the final assessment.

Twelve-year-old Darren Phillips has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the St. Ann Parish Council’s Marcus Garvey academic scholarship.

The announcement was made by Mayor of St. Ann’s Bay, Councillor Desmond Gilmore, during a ceremony at the St. Ann Parish Library in St. Ann’s Bay, on Monday, August 17, to commemorate the 128th anniversary of the birth of  National Hero, the Rt. Excellent Marcus Garvey.

Mayor Gilmore said Darren, who in June graduated from the Clapham Primary School, was adjudged the winner of the scholarship based on his Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) result and the high quality of an essay he wrote on Marcus Garvey during the final assessment.

The scholarship is valued at $250,000, with $50,000 being paid by the St. Ann Parish Council for each of Darren’s five years at Marcus Garvey Technical High School.

The Mayor pointed out that this is the sixth year that the scholarship is being presented by the Council and encouraged other corporate entities in St. Ann to partner with the Council, in order to increase the number for next year.

For his part, Darren, who averaged 95 per cent in the GSAT, said he is very appreciative of the gesture and that he plans to work hard to show the St. Ann Parish Council that its investment in him is a good one.

Darren said he is looking forward to the start of his high school life and intends to be a model student at the institution, and even in other aspects of academic life.