STAR gives great value at back-to-school bazaar
Keira Jackson, who travelled from Bull Bay, St. Thomas was among the winners of the 15 scholarships valued at $20,000 each issued by THE STAR at the RJRGLEANER Communications Group's Back-to-School Bazaar held at Devon House last Saturday.
"This is was a lot of fun and I am excited about going back to school and doing my favourite subject, Integrated Science".
Her mother, Patrina Amos, said that "I see a lot of value in this. To spend only $40 on a STAR and received a scholarship prize of $20,000 is great. I will definitely be attending next year," she said.
There were nearly 500 entries as people went all out to win the scholarships.
Makayha Gordon, whose story was highlighted in The Gleaner last week, was granted a scholarship.
"Her need is obvious, and the objective of the programme is to help those in need. We hope that giving her one of THE STAR scholarships to offset some of her school expenses will trigger other donations to fill the many needs that she has. We are confident that Jamaica will come together to ensure that this future leader gets the foundation that she needs to achieve her goals," said Nordia Craig, manager, business development and marketing manager at The Gleaner Company (Media) Limited.
Meanwhile, Maxine McTaggart at project coordinator and sales representative at RJR 94 FM remarked with satisfaction and delight that "a back-to- school initiative is a necessity as people are always furthering their education and procreation never stops."
"One of the differences with this kind of event is that we found a way to strike a good balance between shopping and relaxing. Children will come and enjoy the entertainment while the parents/guardians get really good deals".
Lisa-Gaye Letts-Mullings, at third-year Mico University College student, was pleased about the bazaar.
"It has a very friendly atmosphere with several things to entertain the entire family. I particularly like the opportunity being offered with the scholarships and would hope to be one of the lucky winners," Letts-Mullings said.
LIST OF SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
• Keira Jackson - Harbour View Primary
• Johnoy Hall - New Providence Primary School
• Jemelia Nation - St Catherine High School
• Shelly-Ann Douglas - Hope Valley Experimental School
• Nasri Francis - Holiness Basic School
• Isabbel Dixon - Wonder World Kindergarten
• Diandra Bonner - Oberlin High School
• Ta-Shawn Johnson - Constant Spring Primary and Junior High School
• Alexandria Sillpatt - St. Catherine Preparatory School
• Jahiem Johnson - Calabar High School
• Suyen Brooks - St. Andrew High School for Girls
• Mikayla Robinson - Kensington Primary School
• Daniel Livingstone - Trafalgar Christian Preparatory School
• Keira Hill - Kingsgate Preparatory School.
• Makayha Gordon - Denbigh High