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Brewery plays part in students’ education

Brewery plays part in students’ education

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Three students, Courtnae Bailey, Selwyn Simon, and Yonnick Samuel/Garraway have been given some assistance for their secondary school education. The youngsters who are children of workers at the St. Vincent Brewery, will embark on their careers with some considerable ease in their financial situation. {{more}}

They will each receive $1,200 a year for the next five years, and they will also have the cost for their external examinations paid for. That is part of the St. Vincent Brewery’s commitment to its staff. The youngsters received their first cheque last week Thursday.

Courtnae Bailey, daughter of Evelyn Bailey, placed 28th for Girls and 48th overall in the last Common Entrance examination. Courtnae, from the area of Prospect in the East St George constituency, enters the Girls High School, and is a former Kingstown Preparatory School pupil. She had grades of 95 for Math, 78 in General Paper, and 66 for English.

She wants to be a lawyer. Courtnae thanked her teachers especially Bernadette Latchman and Gillian Dougan.

Yonnick Samuel/Garraway enters the St. Grammar School. He is a former St. Mary’s Roman Catholic student. He placed 118 for Boys and 303 overall.

He is the son of Vance Garraway, a worker at the Brewery and Roanne Samuel. Samuel praised the Brewery, and pledged her continued commitment to her son. I hope the children do their best,” she pointed out and added: I am just here to continue to support him.”

The cheques were handed over by St. Vincent Brewery’s General Manager Heinz Moser. He disclosed that his company was proud to be associated with the education of their employees’ children and echoed the company’s thrust in “investing in children.”

The third recipient is Selwyn Simon a former Richland Park Primary School student. Selwyn is the son of Joy Simon and enters the St. Joseph Convent Marriaqua Secondary School.