May 30, 2008
Social Club announces Rosanna Shallow memorial scholarship

One year after six-year-old Rosanna ‘Bebe’ Shallow’s life was tragically taken from her, one organization is making efforts to see that her name will live on.{{more}}

At a memorial service at the Sandy Bay Government School last Friday, May 23rd, the newly formed Searchlight Social Club announced that each year, one student will receive a one-year-scholarship in Rosanna’s name.

The recipient of the ‘Rosanna Shallow Scholarship Fund’ will be entitled to school books, uniforms and accessories.

The winner of the scholarship will come from any primary school in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The first recipient of the scholarship is Rosanna’s sister Kimberly, who was also shot but survived the ordeal.

President of the Searchlight Social Club Junior Jarvis, on announcing the scholarship, said that although Rosanna may not have had a significant impact on her community and the country while she was alive, she will definitely do so with a scholarship named in her honour.

Jarvis said that ‘Bebe’s passing at her age, and manner in which she died must have been for a reason, and hoped that persons in the community could find that reason within themselves and find ways to keep her legacy alive.

The Rosanna Shallow Scholarship will commence at the beginning of the 2008-2009 academic year. (JJ)