JIS News

The Lay Magistrates Association of Jamaica St. James Chapter has awarded scholarships valued at approximately $80,000 to two students from the parish.
The awardees are Nashanniel Wint, a 17-year old second year student at Knockalva Agricultural College and 12-year old Kasmeilla Hudson, who will be attending the Mount Alvernia High School in September. The awards are for two years, but the students must maintain acceptable grades to qualify for the second year of disbursement. “I would like to thank the Lay Magistrates of St. James for giving me a two year scholarship. I am very glad for this because I know that it will help me in the furtherance of my studies,” Nashanniel told JIS News, after the brief presentation ceremony held on July 28 at the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort in Montego Bay, where the Association also held its annual general meeting.
He said he was grateful for the scholarship and promised to do well in his studies. “I promise that I will make the Lay Magistrates of St. James proud of me”, he added.
This is the second year that the Association has provided scholarships for students through money raised from fund-raising activities supported by financing from business entities and individuals.