Reggae Girl Sherona Forrester is Rhodes Scholar 2016

November 20, 2015
Rhodes Scholar 2016 Sherona Forrester

Reggae Girl, Sherona Forrester scored her biggest goal yesterday when she was announced as the 2016 Rhodes Scholar.

The Glenmuir High alumna beat a strong field of seven other candidates when her name was announced by the Governor General, Sir Patrick Allen.

"It was a really good bunch of students but I'm just grateful to God for coming through for me once again," Forrester declared after she was announced as the Rhodes Scholar.

Forrester has an impressive academic record at the University of the West Indies, (UWI) Mona. She earned a Bachelors Degree in economics and sstatistics with a 3.9 grade point average and recently completed her Masters Degree in Economics with Distinction.

But Forrester is not just academically inclined, she is a sporting genius.

She is a member of Jamaica's Senior Football team and has also been the captain of the female team for the UWI Contingent for the UWI Games from 2013-2015. She captained the UWI female basketball team and the institution's senior  netball team.

The former head girl of Glenmuir High is now a Resident Advisor at the Aston Preston Hall and is also a part time lecturer at the University of the West Indies.

Forrester who is affectionately called "Prestonite Claro" by her UWI Colleagues is a Clarendon native who is also an established chorister and dancer.

She leaves for Oxford University next year to pursue an M.Phil in economics.

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