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Fourteen secondary school students in Manchester and Clarendon have received scholarships and books valued at more than $420,000, from alumina company, Jamalco.
The students received $30,000 each, and will, if they maintain their grades and discipline, get the same amount for the 2010 academic year. The handing over ceremonies were held at three locations in the company’s operating areas of Halse Hall Great House, in Clarendon; the Williamsfield office, and the former mines office, in St. Jago, Manchester.
Public and Community Relations Administrator at Jamalco, Pamela White, said at the Clarendon ceremony, that there are students who continue to achieve despite the odds, and that the company saw it fit to help them to attain their goals.
“We are proud of this programme, because it gives the company an opportunity to give back to our communities in a meaningful way,” she said, while imploring the students to do their best and involve themselves in extracurricular activities at their respective schools,” she stated.
Denbigh High student and recipient, Keshedah Dufus, thanked Jamalco, on behalf of the recipients and remarked that “they have helped the students and families and that is a lot. They helped me with my finances, so a big thank you Jamalco.”
The five year programme began in 2008, and will continue for each student until the end of their term at school, once they adhere to the criteria.

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