Scholarships given in honour of teen who lost cancer battle

The parents of a law student who lost a short battle with cancer five years ago are keeping her memory alive by helping students at her former schools to pursue their education.

MinIster of Education Roland Jones with scholarship winner seven-year-old Neriyah Richards.

Melanie Kristin Price was a student at the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad when she died in 2012. Her parents Yvette Oxley and Glyne Price launched a foundation in her name, shortly after
her passing, to assist a student at that institution as well as the Rock Christian School and Queen’s College which she also attended.

Speaking at the handing over of the three scholarships at the Ministry of Education yesterday, Oxley said the foundation has been offering support to students in her late daughter’s name for the past few years. She said Melanie was a hardworking student and that legacy should be carried on.

“We felt like a good way to honour…her legacy was to establish a foundation in her name with two aims: to assist children and young people who have needs, financial or otherwise,” Oxley said.

The Foundation has given $1,000 scholarships to 11-year-old Richeed Connelly who will be entering Queen’s College in September, and seven-year-old student of the Rock Christian School, Neriyah Richards.

A $10,000 scholarship was awarded to Hugh Wooding Law School student Necole Layne.

“We thought of the Hugh Wooding one because even when the ministry was footing the bill, there were still a lot of expenses that students had,” Oxley explained.

Minister of Education Roland Jones lauded the family’s effort.

“I continue to compliment all those who reach out in the community to give,” he said, as he encouraged students to pursue excellence as Melanie did.

“We will try in the Ministry of Education to impress upon our children that not only should it be for persons like Melanie and scholarship winners, but the pursuit of excellent should be for everybody.”

Source: (KB)

6 Responses to Scholarships given in honour of teen who lost cancer battle

  1. Carson C Cadogan August 18, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Who is the other man in the picture?

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  2. Everton Henry August 18, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Bad journalism,on point my friend.

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  3. Neil Edwards August 18, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Glyne Price, the father of the deceased as stated in the article.

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    • Carson C Cadogan August 18, 2017 at 11:15 pm

      …but not stated in the caption under the picture. Why?

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  4. VoR August 18, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    This is a great way to honour her memory. Good going by her parents.

    Reply
  5. harry turnover September 1, 2017 at 7:16 am

    Minister of Education ROLAND Jones …not once but TWICE.

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