House: Scholarships announced

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Students were honoured last night at the annual Ministry of Education and Workforce Development Scholarships and Awards Reception.

Education minister Diallo Rabain announced the winners in the House of Assembly today.

They were:

Recipients of the Minister’s Applied Tech Scholarship are:

a. Donavan Drummond, a simultaneous graduate of CedarBridge Academy and the Bermuda College dual enrolment programme, who is enrolled in the Certificate in Applied Technology Programme at Bermuda College, majoring in Information Technology.

b. Seth Samuels, a simultaneous graduate of CedarBridge Academy, and the Bermuda College dual enrolment programme, who is enrolled in the Associate of Science (Computer Information System) Programme, at Bermuda College majoring in Information Technology, and

c. Jalair Trott-Richardson, a simultaneous graduate of The Berkeley Institute, and the Bermuda College dual enrolment programme, who is enrolled in the Certificate in Applied Technology Programme at Bermuda College, majoring in Information Technology.

Recipients of the Minister’s Achievement Scholarship are:

a. Kaila Harvey, an honour student and graduate of The Berkeley Institute. She will attend the University of Essex in the UK where she will study towards a degree in Creative Writing and English Literature, and

b. Storm Gibbons, who was Head Girl and graduated from CedarBridge Academy, who will attend Mount Allison University studying towards BSc in Biology. She plans to pursue a career in medicine and health.

Recipients of the Minister’s Technical and Vocational Award are:

a. Jameko Gomes, a graduate of The Berkeley Institute and the Bermuda College. He is the recipient of the overseas award. Jameko is presently enrolled at the University Of Ontario Institute Of Technology in the Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) Programme, majoring in Networking and Information Technology Security, and

b. Tyrece Dyer, a Bermuda College student, enrolled in the Certificate in Motor Vehicle Technology programme. He is the recipient of the local award.

The recipients of the Minister’s Exceptional Student Award are:

a. Taejah Virgil, who is enrolled at the Bermuda College where she will study towards an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration. She is a recipient of the local award.

b. Jared Rego, who is enrolled at Mount Saint Vincent University in the Bachelor of Business Administration Programme in association with the Bermuda College. He is a recipient of the local award, and

c. Darren Trott, who is enrolled at Georgia State University where he is majoring in Actuarial Science. He is the recipient of the overseas award.

The recipients of the Minister’s Bermuda College Book Award are:

a. Regina Dill d. Naphisa Smith

b. Rickea Trott e. Najah Garcia, and

c. Chelsey Walker f. Jiqena Furqan

All 22 recipients of the Further Education Award are too numerous to name, but a few are:

A. Jordan Payne

B. Kayjuana Lema

C. Taylor Hill, and

D. Tahirah Cross

The recipients of the Non-Traditional Award are:

a. Lindsay Gaugain, who is completing a Bachelor in Accounting at American Intercontinental University, and

b. Matthew Johnston, who is pursuing a degree in English on his path towards becoming an English teacher.

The recipients of the Teacher Education Scholarship are:

a. Kallan Thomas, who is enrolled at the University of Brighton and is pursuing a BA in Education in order to become a teacher of mathematics.

b. Shannon Davis, who is studying at Mount Saint Vincent University and is pursuing a BA in Education. She will become a social studies teacher at the secondary level.

c. Gilat Smith, who is enrolled at the University of Central Florida. She will become an English teacher at the secondary level after completing her BA in English Education, and

d. Leticia Williams, who is pursuing a BA in Early Years and Special and Inclusive Education at Nottingham Trent University. She will become a special-education teacher.

The Teacher Education Scholarship is given to candidates pursuing initial teacher training and who as a condition of their scholarship will work as teachers in Bermuda Public Schools. I am pleased to inform this House, that 2 of the 2018 recipients have only 1 more year before completing their BA in Education and will therefore become teachers in areas of significant need at the beginning of the 2019/20 school year.

And finally, the recipients of the Bermuda Government Scholarship are:

i. Jay-Quan Dill, a 2018 graduate of The Berkeley Institute. He will attend Nova Southeastern University to study towards a B.S. in Chemistry in his pursuit of a medical degree.

ii. Nia Dailey, a graduate of The Berkeley Institute in 2016, where she was also a part-time dual enrolment student. She is currently a sophomore student attending Spelman College pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Health, and

iii. Ari Minors, a recent graduate of Mount St. Vincent University, who also graduated from The Berkeley Institute in 2014, and Bermuda College in 2016. She will pursue an MA in International Business at Regent’s University London.

Mr Rabain said: “I share the pride of the 46 recipients, their families, educators and other mentors, and would ask that Members of this House support me in congratulating them and wishing them future success as they further their studies.”

To read Diallo Rabain’s statement in full, click on the PDF under “Related Media”

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Published Jul 13, 2018 at 2:58 pm (Updated Jul 13, 2018 at 2:58 pm)

House: Scholarships announced

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