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Four St. James 4-H clubbites have received bursaries totalling $180,000, to assist in continuing their education during the 2009/2010 academic year.
Tricia McBean, an 11th grader at Montego Bay High School; Steve Turner, an 8th grader at Cornwall College; Henrica Thompson, a first year student at UWI; and Marla-Kay Richards, a first year student at the Montego Bay Community College, were presented with cheques on Friday (September 4).
The presentations took place during a brief ceremony in the conference room of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) complex, Catherine Hall, Montego Bay.
Vice-Chairman of the St. James 4-H Advisory Council, Winston Ritchie, in making the presentations, pointed out that the St. James 4-H has been able to make presentations of bursaries over the last five years, through proceeds from its annual fundraising food festival “Nyammins and Jammins”.
He encouraged the beneficiaries to continue to do well within their respective schools, so that the administrators of the St. James 4-H Advisory Council’s Scholarship Fund will be encouraged to continue the project.
“I want to congratulate you, the recipients, today. I know that you will all put this contribution to very good use. We will continue to watch your performances at school and even after school, because you are pace-setters in this project,” he told the beneficiaries.
Since the inception of the scholarship fund in the parish, approximately eight persons, at various levels of the education system, have benefitted. The bursaries are given to students for the duration of their study, as long as they maintain certain grades.

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