Sinckler rewards top students in his constituency

Sixteen scholarship winners have been applauded for their work in this year’s Common Entrance Examination.

During a special ceremony held recently at Almond Bay Caterers in Hastings, Christ Church, the winners of the Lawson Weekes Educational Scholarship Programme – sponsored by the constituency of St Michael North West – were celebrated.

The recent graduates of Deacons Primary, Eagle Hall Primary, St Stephen’s Primary and Half Moon Fort, all of whom reside in St Michael North West, were also urged to take a page out of the book of the late parliamentarian Weekes, in whose name the scholarships were given.

Guest speaker Senator Harry Husbands told the students that much like the late pharmacist, who was regarded as a pillar in the community and was known for his activism and support of families in need, they could achieve all they wished in life.

Most Improved Student Rogeena Broomes of Half Moon Fort receives her award from her constituency representative Chris Sinckler.
Top Boy Jireh Moseley accepts his award from his constituency representative Chris Sinckler.
Most Improved from Eagle Hall Primary, Khalisha Ifill receiving her award from Arlene Sinckler.
Top Girl Rodneisha Welcome of Eagle Hall Primary accepts her award from Arlene Sinckler, wife of Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler.
Top Boy from Deacons Primary Thierry Gibson receiving his award from Senator Harry Husbands.

“If you desire to be, you can be an entrepreneur, you can be the quintessential lady and gentleman . . . you can be of service to others,” the parliamentary secretary in the Ministry of Education said.

He also encouraged the parents who were in attendance to “take charge” of their children’s destinies.

“Taking charge does not just mean issuing directives [such as] ‘do this, do that! Don’t do this, don’t do that!’ It means several things: It includes, spending time with the young people,” Husbands explained, adding that “there is no excuse whatsoever for not spending time with these young people”.

He further advised the parents not to leave the responsibility for raising their children to either the state or non-governmental institutions.

“Anything that these organizations do is icing on the cake. The responsibility first and foremost is yours. . . . You can’t say, ‘I went to the parliamentary representative and he didn’t do nothing’ . . . . Anything that these agencies do is extra and you should be thankful for it,” Husbands added.

In his address, the incumbent parliamentary representative for St Michael North West, Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler, urged the students to stick to their principles as they prepare to enter new schools come September.

“As you go into your new schools, wherever they maybe . . . carry the same principles, work hard, play hard, do your extra-curricular activities and honour yourselves.

“Honour your parents, your guardians, your family members, your community, but most of all, honour yourselves, because, at the end of the day, we each have to take individual responsibility for our lives.

“People will be there from time to time to assist us. God will always be there to bless us, but at the end of the day we have to take responsibility for our actions and for our lives,” Sinckler stressed.

Source: (KK)

21 Responses to Sinckler rewards top students in his constituency

  1. Joan Brome
    Joan Brome July 27, 2017 at 7:14 am

    All of a sudden ppl wake.up.

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  2. Lisa Moore
    Lisa Moore July 27, 2017 at 7:20 am

    This is an annual event Joan Brome

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  3. Ferreira Claude
    Ferreira Claude July 27, 2017 at 7:24 am

    Yep…… this is annual just like the Christmas parties and hampers, he protects his seat as a hawk.

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  4. Dave Person
    Dave Person July 27, 2017 at 7:49 am

    after taking way UWI?

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  5. Dre Pablo
    Dre Pablo July 27, 2017 at 8:17 am

    So what is this gonna fix the horrifying state the economy is in?? Please!

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  6. Paul Chestnut
    Paul Chestnut July 27, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Votes selling….

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  7. Maureen Straker
    Maureen Straker July 27, 2017 at 11:09 am

    Some uh wunnah so stupid it is something that happens every year

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  8. Boyce Jr Angus
    Boyce Jr Angus July 27, 2017 at 11:19 am

    Smh

    Reply
  9. Mazie Taylor
    Mazie Taylor July 27, 2017 at 11:19 am

    Sardines corn beef and biscuits up the thing now scholarships Christmas party flat screen TV and your vote is given to them for cheap.well well

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  10. Hobbs Pauline
    Hobbs Pauline July 27, 2017 at 11:21 am

    true paul i selling my vote.i never sell a vote yet but this is the right time

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  11. Joy Waldron
    Joy Waldron July 27, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Smhhh hmmm vote buying step up this time around… scholarships houses land and cars…. somebody going waste money…..

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  12. Beverley Headley
    Beverley Headley July 27, 2017 at 11:44 am

    The people in Bdos need to stop selling themselves so cheap. He still using their (taxpayers) money to buy the “mum’s macaroni and sardines-stuppsseeeee

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  13. Winnie Meade
    Winnie Meade July 27, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    That what some black people like the man have it to give away look they have the money and lot more to give black still have the slave way they

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  14. Melissa Griffith
    Melissa Griffith July 27, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    lolllll it begins lollll

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  15. Felicia Corbin
    Felicia Corbin July 27, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Dam if you do dam if you dont

    Reply
  16. Marty Carter Adams Bramble
    Marty Carter Adams Bramble July 27, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Another election ploy

    Reply
  17. Darren Garrett
    Darren Garrett July 27, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Sinckler is campaigning is more like it

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  18. Saga Boy July 27, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    And what do you call getting paid to march? Sinclair cannot be betten.

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  19. Tennyson Drakes July 27, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    People, this is an annual event. Stop being so small minded and petty. The man is a politician, all of them do it, weather “B” or “D”.

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  20. fedup July 27, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Sinckler would do a good thing if he can protect these students from the gunshots and drugs in Deacons.

    Reply
  21. Lisa July 28, 2017 at 1:26 am

    This is an annual event . My son was a recipient 6 years ago.

    Reply

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