The hunt is over! From the numerous recommendations that have come in to The Gleaner over recent weeks, five students going into high school have been named LIME-Gleaner 'Inner-city overachievers' from this year's Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT).
While all the students recommended are worthy of recognition for their achievements despite battling trying circumstances, only five could be picked.
They include Kory Hamilton from Whitehall in St Andrew, who successfully completed his exams at the Dunrobin Primary School and was awarded a place at Wolmer's Boys' School, and Holy Rosary past student Brittney Hemmings, who hails from Windward Road and has been awarded a place at Wolmer's High School for Girls.
Also on the list are Chevoy Craigie of Bay Farm Villas, who will be attending Jamaica College come September after his exceptional performance at the Mico Practising Primary and Junior High, and Latoya Jibbison, who hails from Winter's Pen, St Catherine, and earned a spot at her first choice - St Andrew High School for Girls - from Friendship Primary School in Spanish Town, St Catherine.
Rounding out the list from Murray Mount in St Ann is Shaquille Thomas, who will be attending Kingston College. He completed his GSAT exams at the Murray Mount Primary School.
TABLETS FOR ALL
The five overachievers will each receive a tablet computer, a $20,000 grant for books and school supplies, and $10,000 for uniform items from LIME.
These bright sparks will also be treated to lunch on the day of a shopping spree.
The winners of the scholarships will also be honoured as LIME Skool Aid ambassadors at the company's annual event this weekend, to be held at JamWorld in Portmore, St Catherine.
The Inner-city overachievers initiative was borne out of a desire to highlight and award children who are beacons of inspiration to their families and communities.
Full features on the 'fab five', chosen by The Gleaner from the public's recommendations, will appear throughout this week, starting today on Page A8.