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Guardman Scholars Awarded

Published:Monday | September 7, 2015 | 9:00 AM
Winners of the Guardsman Limited Scholarship Awards, accompanied by (from left) David Whittaker, managing director, Guardsman Limited; Valerie Juggan-Brown, co-managing director; Major Ricardo Blackwood, general manager; and Nicholas Benjamin (right), director of the Guardsman Group.
Security officer and proud father Wayne Blackwood (left) joins his daughter Amoy Blackwood as she collects her scholarship award from director of Guardsman Group, Nicholas Benjamin.
Guardsman security officer Carol Downie-Reid (left) accompanies her son, Antonio Reid, as he collects his scholarship award from managing director of Guardsman Limited, David Whittaker.
Guardsman supervisor Blandale Richie (left) happily joins his daughter Durandre Richie as she collects her scholarship award from co-managing director of the Guardsman Group, Valerie Juggan-Brown.
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Guardsman Limited held its annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony on August 26 when scholarships were awarded to children of security officers and staff members in an effort to offset the financial burden of back-to-school expenses.

Security officers from each zone across the island applied for the scholarship awards and the top 15 scores were selected. The students who successfully completed the 2015 GSAT examinations will start high school this week with scholarships and back-to-school supplies from Guardsman Limited.

Through these scholarship awards, Guardsman aims to not only reward the students for their hard work but to also recognise and encourage the security officers to continue to hone their children's education.

Natalie Thomas was the highest-scoring recipient, achieving an overall average GSAT score of 97.8 per cent, which was very closely followed by Kayla Blackwood with an average of 97.4 per cent. Thomas and Blackwood will be attending Immaculate Conception High School and Campion College, respectively.

In addition to the annual scholarship awards, Guardsman also assists their security officers with the purchasing of textbooks and other pertinent back-to-school supplies each year. This is to ensure that all their children have the necessary tools required to start off the school year.