September 3, 2004
Bishop’s College top student looking for a scholarship

Bishops College Kingstown’s top student Westford Joseph followed the advice that he had given to many of his friends, he studied hard and he aimed for excellence.
As a result of his hard work, Joseph obtained eight passes at this year’s Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) Exams.{{more}} He had grade ones in Principles of Business, Office Procedure, Social Studies and English Language, grade twos in English Literature, Geography and Information Technology and a grade three in mathematics. He recorded the best results from his school, but now, Joseph has a problem. He is seeking to enter the St.Vincent Community College when the new school term begins in September, however he is having some difficulty achieving this dream as he is somewhat in a financial slump.
“It won’t be impossible for me to go to college but it would be real hard,” said Joseph last Wednesday. The 16-year-old Dauphine resident is the son of Norma Joseph and Stillford Cupid (deceased). He is hoping to pursue studies in Information Technology, Management of Business, Sociology and Computing.
He explained that his father died in an accident about a year and a half ago and his mother Norma is employed only part time.
“I would really appreciate it if someone would give me a scholarship,” said Joseph who disclosed that the management of Kentucky Fried Chicken had usually paid his school fee at Bishops.
Joseph who is the third child in a family of five sisters and one brother says that a scholarship would really make him happy.
“I’m willing to do my best,” said Joseph, “but I need some help”.
Joseph is a past student of the Gomea Methodist School, he says that he was able to work hard because of support he gained from friends and family members.