|LIME recognizes top GSAT students|
|Thursday, 04 August 2011 10:22|
Local telecommunications company LIME is recognizing the Turks and Caicos Islands’ top three Grade Six Achievement Test students.
The top male and female GSAT achievers, as well as the top-performing student at LIME’s adopted school, the Oseta Jolly Primary School, were awarded scholarships for their scholastic accomplishments.
This year’s hard-working scholarship recipients were Julianna McDonald from Precious Treasures School, Renard Brown from Richmond Hill Prep and Kevaughn Brown from Oseta Jolly Primary.
Each student received a full scholarship to a private school, which includes tuition and books for the five-year term, providing that the student maintains the grade point average or percentage required in the scholarship’s guidelines.
Lime’s GSAT awards presentation was held at the LIME office on the Leeward Highway in Providenciales where past recipients and LIME’s current scholarship holders, Jonbonae Chung and Sasha Arthur, sat as chairpersons during the event.
Three more students now have the opportunity to pursue their educational pursuits as LIME’s next GSAT scholarship recipients. This will bring a total of 12 students that have either received grants or scholarship from LIME.
LIME’s current scholarship holders and the national top 10 students were also at the presentation and were recognized for their GSAT success.
The event was highlighted by a captivating performance from the Howell High Steppers who charmed the audience with their step routine.
“LIME is pleased to continue this initiative which gives students the opportunity to go after their educational goals,” said LIME General Manager Drexwell Seymour. “It does not matter where you are from, this opportunity is available to all Grade Six students to reach for this prize.”
An investment of $40,000 in scholarships has been awarded by LIME to date, and an additional $25,000 in the GoGSAT online testing program.
The LIME sponsored GoGSAT testing program allows 6th graders to do practice GSAT tests online to prepare for their final examination. Since the launch of GoGSAT, the Department of Education has seen an increase in the average student pass rate from 68.92 percent in 2010 to 83.5 percent in 2011.
Althea Been, LIME’s HOD Sales & Services - Retail & Residential, has recently introduced “Learning on LIME’s Mobile,” which gives students the opportunity to access the GoGSAT program on the mobile phone and prepare for their GSAT’s anywhere, anytime.
“Now when parents are shopping in the grocery store, your child can be learning simultaneously with the LIME mobile phone and GoGSAT online,” Been said.
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