MONTEGO BAY — Eighteen students from Hanover who have gained entry to high schools, colleges and universities in September, have been awarded scholarships by the Tryall Scholarship Fund valued at approximately $1.6 million.
The scholarships were presented during a ceremony at the Tryall Hotel's Great House property on Wednesday August 24. The main presentation, the Louise Cullman Scholarship, was awarded to Anthea Williamson, who will be attending the University College of the Caribbean, (UCC).
Other awardees included Jordane South, Oshane Wright, Taneisha Brown and Eashwayne Haughton, who will be attending high schools in western Jamaica. Teachers’ College and Community College awardees were Krystal Blackwood, Petrece Haughton, Nickeisha Brown, Zodi Wray, Rayvene Jennings, Tamar McKenzie and Shaneika Hazle. The six remaining awardees were Moya McIntyre, Natalie Campbell, Tiffany Grant, Enleigh Kerr, Kevaughn Reid and Rohan Ellis.
Chairman of the Tryall Fund Board of Directors, Terri McGraw, said the Fund was committed to assisting and supporting education and health initiatives across the parish. She added that, in addition to providing academic scholarships, the Fund believes that early intervention was key to the success of the children.
“That’s what we have done, as we are focusing on the early childhood development, and we are also working on the Sandy Bay Community Basic School … we have expanded and renovated the school and have implemented a new education, nutrition and health programme and have also computerized the institution,” she noted.
She pointed put that the Fund has also put in a customized reading programme, and introduced a breakfast plan for students, while working with the caregivers of all the students.
She said that the Board of the Scholarship Fund and the Tryall Home Owners have expressed pleasure at participating in the planning and presentation of the scholarships, as a way of giving back to society.
“The Tryall Fund Board and the Tryall Home Owners are just so happy that we can give back by providing the scholarships for family members of Tryall Hotel staff. This is our gift,” she stated.
She said that the Tryall Fund believes that education should not be limited by finances, and was pleased to continue supporting the educational development of outstanding academic performers, as well as its dedication to higher learning and to those committed to their educational goals.
By Glenis Rose, JIS Reporter