Jodi-Ann Gilpin, Gleaner Writer
IT WAS a blissful moment for the 'FAB Five' scholars of the LIME/ Gleaner Inner-city Overachievers, as they were recognised at the annual LIME Skool Aid fair, held on Saturday at Jamworld in Portmore.
The young scholars were selected after performing exceptionally well in the recent Grade Six Achievement Test, despite growing up and studying in difficult circumstances.
"It feels good to be an ambassador, and even though we travelled from St Ann to get here, it was worth it," said Shaquille Thomas, a recipient, who will be moving on to Kingston College come September.
Similarly, Latoya Jibbison said she sees endless possibilities from this achievement.
"The LIME and Gleaner team has done a great thing, and has helped me in pursuing my dreams, and I just plan to work hard and make my mother proud," she declared.
Overjoyed is an understatement in expressing how Latoya's mother, Althia Boswell felt.
"When she came on that stage, and said to me that 'mom I love you because you are the only parent I know', it was just an overwhelming feeling. My aim is to support her, and I am just grateful for the assistance," Boswell said.
The other awardees who were recognised included, Kory Hamilton, Brittney Hemmings, and Chevoy Craigie.
Chairman of LIME, Chris Dehring, said the company is no stranger to assisting the less fortunate.
"I don't see this as a corporate entity serving some persons, they (awardees) are just like one of us," he told The Gleaner.
"Some of our workers are from the very same communities that these children come from, and so this shows we are serving our very own. We are always willing to assist in anyway we can because we will never turn our backs on the less fortunate," he said.