‘Top’ shoes for top students

Students Zerayaicob Yaicob and Brianna Williams collect their prizes from Converse store official Sheila Lofgen.
Students Zerayaicob Yaicob and Brianna Williams collect their prizes from Converse store official Sheila Lofgen.

The top boy and girl in the recent Common Entrance Examination now each have a pair of “top” shoes to step into their new secondary schools in September.

The Converse shoes were presented to Zerayaicob Yaicob and Brianna Williams last weekend at the store on Upper Broad Street, the City.

“I really liked it. It was unexpected, I didn’t think I would be getting such a nice present. They covered all the expenses for me and I’m just, really thankful,” said Yaicob about the gift of shoes.

The Rock Christian Primary School student, who will be attending Harrison College, also said he needed shoes “…this is very handy,” he declared.

“I am very thankful that I got it. It is really awesome; I’ve always wanted a pair Converse,” commented Williams, the former People’s Cathedral Primary School pupil.

In explaining the rationale for presenting the two students with the shoes, store official Sheila Lofgen said, while all the children worked hard during the Barbados Secondary School Entrance Examination, Williams and Yaicob went beyond by putting in exceptional performances.

Lofgen said Converse saw it as their social responsibility to give back to the community. She said, while this was their first gift to top students in the 11-Plus considering that the business only opened in March this year, management would continue doing so in the future. (EJ)

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