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Thirty eight students from across the island have been awarded for their good saving habits by the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS), through its School Savers Programme.
The programme seeks to encourage students to save and to develop thrift among young persons. The recipients are from basic, preparatory, primary and high schools.
They were presented with their awards at a luncheon held at the Golf View Hotel in Mandeville, on July 12.
Prizes included a $2,000 package from Answers for Children for each basic school winner, a Coby Discman for each winner at the primary level and Sharp personal organizers for the high school winners.
Thirteen students were awarded from the basic school category, 14 from the primary and preparatory school category, while 11 students came from high schools.
The top savers were Andrew Mitchell of Brown’s Town Primary, Danielle Henry from Bethesda Basic and Georgia Onfray from Iona High. Each received a JN gift certificate valued at $10,000.00.
Bethesda Basic, Stella Maris Preparatory and Iona High were the top performing schools, and each received a computer and a JN Easy Save plaque.
A weekend for two has been awarded to the co-ordinators of the top performing schools – Mercedes Bunsie, Michael Hope and Wade Dallas.
In addition to the awards for the School Savers Programme, three students have received GSAT scholarships.
The scholarship winners are Rhondie Wint of Ocho Rios Primary, Denese Brown of Ballards Valley Primary and Alicia Polack from Vaz Preparatory. Each will receive tuition fee for one year at their high schools.
The JNBS School Savers Programme, which was introduced in 2001, currently has a membership of 45,506 savers, representing 445 schools.