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Inaugural scholarships awarded at Boulevard Baptist Church

Published:Monday | August 18, 2014 | 12:00 AM
From left: Kyle McKnight who attends Wolmers Boys; and Ajala Kings, who attends Calabar High School, both received the Pearline McPherson Scholarship. While Romario Willis, who will be attending St George's College, received the Emma and Gladstone Hutchinson Scholarship, at the Boulevard Baptist Church in St. Andrew, which they all attend. The three young men were presented with the scholarships at the Youth Sunday Worship ceremony. - Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer

Sheldon Williams, Staff Reporter

An upper-sixth form student, a second former and a primary school boy preparing to make the transition to high school were the inaugural recipients of the Pearline McPherson and Emma and Gladstone Hutchinson scholarships, respectively, at the Boulevard Baptist church in St Andrew yesterday.

Ajala Kings of Calabar High School in St. Andrew and Kyle McKnight of Wolmers Trust High School for boys in Kingston are the recipients of the Pearline McPherson scholarship, while Romario Willis, who will begin his high school education at St George's College in Kingston, was awarded the Emma and Gladstone Hutchinson scholarship.

"I applied to the church office and they looked at my report and said I was an OK candidate. Your grades have to be above average, at Calabar High School that is 50 per cent so you constantly have to keep above that," Kings said.

He hopes to matriculate to The University of Technology (UTECH) to study architecture.

McKnight is currently studying 11 subjects and is eager to continue his stellar academic performances come next school term when he will begin second form.

"There will be a little pressure but I will overcome it. I have a study plan of an hour everyday on each subject," McKnight shared.

Willis said he was nervous but was confident he would adapt to high school comfortably.

"I have a couple of friends going to the same school," the past student of Balmagie Primary shared.