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Two get Priam Scholarships

Two get Priam Scholarships


Twelve-year-old Derron James of Largo Heights and 11-year-old Glenroy Henry of Calder are the recipients of the newly established Gladys Priam Memorial Scholarships.

The late Gladys Priam, popularly known as “Mother Priam”, who died on April 12, 2005, was the founder of several New Testament churches throughout the length and breadth of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.{{more}}

Young Derron, who was successful in this year’s Common Entrance Examinations, will be attending the Campden Park Secondary School in September, while Glenroy will be attending the St. Martin’s Secondary.

James said that he is very thankful for the scholarship and that he would do his best to ensure he gets the best out of his school career. The shy Glenroy told SEARCHLIGHT that he was very excited upon hearing he received a scholarship, “I am happy that persons are helping me with my education.”

Daughter of Mother Priam, Reverend Selina Joseph said the scholarship was a way of continuing her mother’s legacy. In a brief interview with SEARCHLIGHT, Joseph said that her mother was very dedicated to the work of the church. She also added that her mother always had a Sunday school and that she loved children very much. She said that this factor was one of the driving forces behind her decision to start the scholarship.

Joseph further added that she sought assistance from pastors, and other close friends to identify children who needed assistance.

The students will each receive the scholarships for one year during which they will be provided with the essentials for schools.