Eight female students were awarded scholarships totaling $500,000 towards their secondary education, courtesy of LASCO Distributors Limited through their Curves Brand of feminine hygiene products. The Curves GSAT Scholarship was established to help empower young women across the island by directly aiding their educational pursuits.
The top performing female students were selected from each of the Ministry of Education’s (MoE) six regions, in addition to one student each from the schools of the LASCO/ MoE Principal of the Year, Windward Road Primary & Junior High School and the LASCO/MoE Teacher of the Year, John Rollins Success Primary School in St. James.
The scholarship recipients are Akira Robinson and Marisa Brooks who will both attend Montego Bay High School; Zorian Clarke to attend St. Hilda’s High School, while Mickhalia Thomas and Karissa Richards both passed for Campion College. Shania Barrett will attend St. Andrew High School for Girls, Rianna Bailey -Manchester High School and Rashelle Davis who will go to St. Mary High School. LASCO hosted the recipients at the White Marl facility on Monday, August 11 where they were each officially presented with their scholarships.
The students and their parents are excited about the support from the company. “It is my dream to attend Campion. It is a good school and most people come out successful. It was my first choice school and I really appreciate this scholarship to attend this school. I promise to work hard and put my best to the test,” says an elated Mickhalia Thomas from Ewarton Primary School.
“I am really excited, it will help me and mommy so much to get all my books and things for school. I know Mrs. Walters from Success Primary is so proud of me and I know other girls can get it too, if they work hard, study hard and do their best,” expressed a proud Akira Robinson from John Rollins Success Primary School.
Parents who accompanied their children expressed gratitude on behalf of their daughters, citing the importance of getting off to a good start in High School, which is now very much possible thanks to LASCO.
LASCO continues to encourage nation building through implementing and supporting programmes such as these where youth, in this case, eight young women, are given a push toward securing an academic future.