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Students get boost from Teachers’ credit union

Students get boost from Teachers’ credit union


Two students who excelled in the 2005 Common Entrance Examinations have received five-year scholarships from the St.Vincent and the Grenadines Union of Teachers Co-operative Credit Union (SVUTCCU).

On Tuesday, August 9, 2005, Crystal Morgan, of Hopewell and Jovan Carrington of Sion Hill were presented cheques of EC$650 each for the upcoming academic year after being selected as the SVUTCCU Secondary School Scholarship awardees for 2005. {{more}}They will receive EC$3,250 each over the next five years.

Crystal earned herself the scholarship by placing ninth for Girls and 15th overall in the Common Entrance while Jovan came 16th for Boys and 41st overall.

Crystal, a former student of the Cane End Government School told the representatives of the SVUTCCU she is confident that she will make best use of the scholarship.

The lass used the opportunity to encourage other students to do their best to succeed. Crystal, the daughter of Althia and Nigel Morgan will be attending the Girls’ High School in September.

Jovan on the other hand expressed thanks to the SVUTCCU for providing him a scholarship.

“I will do my best and prove it was worthwhile giving me,” said the former Kingstown Preparatory School student. The son of Pearlina and Joseph Carrington will be attending the St.Vincent Grammar School in the new school year.

Meanwhile, Curtis M. King, President of the SVUTCCU, has appealed to the awardees to take advantage of the scholarship and put themselves in a position to win A’level scholarships in the next five years.

“An opportunity is a scarce commodity. Whenever you have it make maximum use of it,” King advised.

“We will feel happy when we see your report and see a lot of “A” grades. It will encourage us to provide more support,” said King.

King challenged the parents to also provide support to the students so that they can succeed.

Byron Wilson, Development Officer (Ag) of the SVUTCCU, told the awardees that they should be good ambassadors for the credit union, their parents and themselves.

“All we require from you is a good report,” Wilson advised.