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LIME hands out scholarships to deserving students

LIME hands out scholarships to deserving students

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Another milestone was reached for telecommunications provider LIME this year, with the presentation of a new batch of national scholarships to well deserving students.{{more}}

On Tuesday this week, LIME senior Marketing and Corporate Communications executive Nikala Williams handed over cheques to four new recipients of scholarships, as well as to students who are already on the company’s scholarship programme. Of the new recipients, one was an internal scholarship winner and the other three external.

Kallel DaSilva, the son of Sophia Williams, was this year’s lone internal scholarship recipient. The former Kingstown Preparatory School student placed 85th for boys and 211th overall and will be attending the St Vincent Grammar School.

The marketing executive indicated that because there was just one internal recipient this year, LIME decided to award one extra external student with a scholarship, bringing the total to three.

The external scholarship recipients are Fayanna Daniel, the daughter of Fayon Daniel and Deandra Browne, the daughter of Dahlia Browne, who would both be attending the Girls’ High School, and Jamal Pope, son of Shornette Pope, who will join Dasilva at the Grammar School.

General manager Leslie Jack was later interviewed and observed: “We present these cheques to these students today, as part of our commitment to the Vincentian community that we serve each day and also because they’ve demonstrated a willingness to succeed and that must be celebrated.”

The students will receive $1,400 yearly from form one to three, and from form four to Community College, they will receive $1,600 yearly.

Williams also handed out cheques to students who are already on the scholarship programme, and noted that the company looked forward to adding more students to the list, a sign that LIME was dedicated to the educational advancement of St Vincent and the Grenadines.

She pointed out that the top three finalists of the LIME Lions Club Public Speaking Competition were added to the list of scholarship awardees, but since there had been no competition last year, the company was looking forward to making a presentation next year.

The LIME National Scholarship Awards, since its implementation 31 years ago, has disbursed close to $800,000 to students.

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