Municipal corp rewards St James students
The St James Municipal Corporation has recognised five students from the parish for excellence in academics and sports.
During the corporation’s regular monthly meeting held in Montego Bay on March 14, the students, who are beneficiaries of the Poor Relief Department, were presented with gift baskets and showered with accolades.
They are Montego Bay High School students Abena Purrier and Toni-Ann Cowan, for outstanding performance in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations; Herbert Morrison Technical High School student Sheree Blake, for performance in CSEC and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination; Green Pond High School student Chadaine Blagrove, for football and athletics; and Enreika Blagrove, who is attending The University of the West Indies.
Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis charged the students to continue to strive for excellence.
GROWING WHERE YOU’RE PLANTED
“There is a saying that we can grow anywhere we are planted, and when we see our young people who are from difficult circumstances but are able to achieve excellence, we have to take time out to recognise them. What this tells us is that your circumstance must not determine your achievements,” he said.
He noted that the corporation was committed to rewarding the excellence of students at all levels in the parish.
“This is why we called you here today, to say to you, thank you for doing your best, and we encourage you to continue doing your best because as young people, we are depending on you to be the men and women and leaders of tomorrow,” said the mayor.