Tuesday 15 October, 2019

St Andrew-based Rotary Club gives educational grants to 11 students

From left: Glaister Ricketts, Director Rotary Club of St. Andrew North Education Foundation; Kieron Mitchell, father of a recipient; Annmarie Curtis, President Rotary Club of St Andrew North; Ian Wright, President,  Calabar Interact Club and recipient;  Janelle Gray, Faculty Advisor at Immaculate High School Interact Club, Donald Patterson, Director, Rotary Club of St Andrew North Education Foundation and Ricardo Brown, recipient.

From left: Glaister Ricketts, Director Rotary Club of St. Andrew North Education Foundation; Kieron Mitchell, father of a recipient; Annmarie Curtis, President Rotary Club of St Andrew North; Ian Wright, President, Calabar Interact Club and recipient; Janelle Gray, Faculty Advisor at Immaculate High School Interact Club, Donald Patterson, Director, Rotary Club of St Andrew North Education Foundation and Ricardo Brown, recipient.

Eleven students attending six high schools in Kingston have received grants totalling $302,000 from the Rotary Club of St Andrew North Education Foundation, based on their academic performance, in spite of financial challenges. 

The students attend Westwood, Wolmer’s Girls, Immaculate, St Andrew, Merle Grove and Calabar high schools.

Presentation of cheques was made at a recent weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of St Andrew North, held at the Altamont Hotel, Kingston.

In addressing the students at the presentation ceremony, Donald Patterson, director of the foundation, encouraged the grant recipients to remain focused on achieving excellence in their studies.  He noted that over the past 23 years, the foundation has presented grants to more than 100 students at both the secondary and tertiary levels, amounting to over $2.5 million, with earnings from investments and proceeds from fundraisers.

The Rotary Club of St. Andrew North Education Foundation was incorporated in 1996 and is a registered charity. 

 

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