The winner, Nailah Nisbett, was on Tuesday this week (9th October) presented with her winning prize of EC$500.00 while her school was also given a similar cash amount for its participation and winning entry. The ceremony was held during the school’s morning assembly and Principal Sydney Osborne accepted on behalf of his school.
According to telecommunication company, Digicel, organizers of the event, in her essay, Nisbett described the ICCS as “a 21st Century educational edifice with a qualified teaching team and energetic student body.”
The following day, Wednesday 10th October, the Digicel Team journeyed to the Green Valley area to present the second place winner, Cayon High School Fifth Form student, Blestina Charles, with her scholarship prize of $500.
In her very creative essay, Blestina emphasized the school’s involvement in extra-curricular activities and success in sports, especially “netball with many years of unrivalled success which reinforces the committed and dedicated students that were involved.” Principal, Mr. Addison accepted $500 on behalf of the faculty, staff and student body of the Cayon High School.
It was in mid-August that the company invited high school students in both St. Kitts and Nevis to write an essay expressing “why their school is the top school in the Federation.
A company spokesperson indicated that it was designed to offer financial relief to both parents and schools, while at the same time enhancing the educational experience of students.
This was the first year of the scholarship and the sponsors have given their full commitment to make the initiative better in the future by increasing the reward, and allowing more students and schools to benefit.