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125 top GSAT performers to get scholarships

Published:Monday | July 25, 2016 | 1:05 PM

Some 125 top performers who sat the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) in March will receive scholarships funded by the government and various private sector companies.

A total of 39,129 students sat this year's GSAT. 

Eighty-eight of the top GSAT students attended primary or preparatory schools in Kingston and St Andrew.

Jonathan Morgan from Hosanna Kindergarten and Preparatory School was named the top boy in the country.

He will be attending the St Andrew-based Campion College.

The two top girls in the country were Alicia Holmes from Hillel Academy who will attend Campion College and Flaneil Plummer from New Forest Primary and Junior High, who will attend the Hampton School for girls.

Of the 125 scholarships for top GSAT performance, 28 will be funded by the government while the rest will be funded by private sector entities.

The Jamaica National Building Society, Scotiabank, Sagicor Life, Petrojam, Guardian Life and Lasco are some of the entities that will fund scholarships for top GSAT performers across the country.