JIS News

Twelve-year old Triciana McBean has been awarded a $50,000 scholarship by the St. James 4-H Advisory Council to assist with her secondary school education over the next five years.
Triciana is a former student of Vaughnsfield Primary and Infant School, where she was an outstanding student and 4-H clubbite. She will be attending the prestigious Montego Bay High School in September. Barbara Lawrence, 4-H Regional Coordinator in the Western Region, said that this was the first time that the St. James Advisory Council was granting a scholarship to a student.
“Our head office has assisted many clubbites from year to year, but St. James itself, we have just put our foot out, and we want to start a scholarship programme so Triciana is our first recipient. We hope that next year, after we make a tidy sum from ‘Nyammins and Jammins 2005’, we can take on two or three other students”, she stated.
The ‘Nyammins and Jammins’ food festival is the premier fundraiser for the St. James 4H Advisory Council. It has been a successful and profitable event over its five-year history, with profits being used to assist clubs with training programmes. This year’s event will be held on October 17.
In an interview with JIS News, Triciana expressed overwhelming joy at being granted the scholarship.
“I feel very encouraged and I feel honoured and privileged to be a part of the club. I really thought from a long time that it was a great club, and now it has really proven itself,” she stated.Meanwhile, approximately fifty 4-H clubs within the parish of St. James have also received grants of $5,000 each from the St. James Advisory Council. The money was the proceeds of last year’s Nyammins and Jammins food festival.

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