Six new high achievers with outstanding results in the Grade Six Achievement Test have now been enlisted in the prestigious Horlicks Scholar-ship Awards programme.
Horlicks, a household name with Jamaican families and a flagship product of GlaxoSmithKline Caribbean Limited (GSK), is continuing its corporate mandate of enriching the lives of Jamaicans through the provision of scholarships for 30 high-school students each academic year.
With a sustained history of 23 years, the Horlicks Scholarship Awards are tenable for five years - seventh through to 11th grade, renewable each year on presentation of satisfactory report cards. This year's awardees are now newly enrolled at Campion College, Ardenne High, Calabar High, Hampton School, Rusea's High, and Munro College.
Robeth Streete, GSK's commercial manager, North-ern Caribbean, charged the new entrants to strive for excellence at all times and to be motivated by the high level of performance and achieve-ment by the hundreds of recipients who had preceded them . She said GSK remains committed to the programme and, in 2013, took the decision to increase the overall value of the scholarships to in excess of $1m.
In addition to the scholarships, special awards were presented - Most Improved, to Rosado Green of Ardenne High School, and Most Consistent went to Amelia Dunkley of Hampton High School, a 2009 recipient who has performed well since being enlisted.