July 15, 2014
Sion Hill students receive school donation

Eight students who were successful at this year’s sitting of the Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA), who are residents of Sion Hill, were last Sunday presented at the Sion Hill Village hard court with vouchers to be redeemed for school supplies.{{more}}

The vouchers came compliments the benevolence of overseas based residents and friends of Sion Hill.

Receiving the $500 each, were Hadiah Ollivierre and Rivas Young, who would be attending the Girls’ High School and the Bishop’s College Kingstown, respectively.

The other recipients: Jukiel Robinson, Tillesha Williams, Tyrese Prince, Tyrone Prince, Deandre Welcome and Denzil Francois, all got vouchers worth $150.

Idesha Jackson, the person behind the drive, revealed that the initial objective was to give a one-off scholarship to one student.

She noted that from the response to the advertisement, it was decided to award each student with a token.

Jackson said the idea to award the students came as the annual camp, which she normally spearheads, will not take place this year.

Meanwhile, Nerissa Fergus, one of the donors who was on hand to make the presentations, urged the students to work hard at their academics, while maintaining good discipline at their new schools as well as in the community.

Fergus also challenged the students that once they perform well, this could result in the continuation of the assistance in the future.

Other than Fergus, the others who contributed to the venture were Venton James, Glenroy Phillips, Shawn Hewitt, Brian Glasgow, Kay Sargeant, Garth Collis, June Baptiste, Dougal Williams, Roxann Chambers, Robert Dickson and Idesha Jackson.

Jackson noted that donations are still open for others who want to top up the students.(RT)