by Eulana Weekes
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘈𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘤𝘩 𝘉𝘢𝘱𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘊𝘩𝘶𝘳𝘤𝘩, 𝘢𝘴 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘪𝘵𝘴 60𝘵𝘩 𝘢𝘯𝘯𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘤𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘣𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘨𝘪𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘌𝘊 $5,000 𝘥𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘞𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘮 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘶𝘴 𝘕𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘢 𝘔𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘚𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘢𝘳𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱 𝘍𝘶𝘯𝘥.
𝘓𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘗𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘈𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘤𝘩 𝘉𝘢𝘱𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘊𝘩𝘶𝘳𝘤𝘩, 𝘔𝘳. 𝘓𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘯 𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘰𝘳 𝘴𝘢𝘪𝘥 𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘣𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘍𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘴 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺.
“𝘐 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘐 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘢 𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰 𝘰𝘧 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘶𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘥𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘰 𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘶𝘪𝘯𝘦, 𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘰 𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘳𝘦, 𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘰 𝘢𝘶𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘤 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘯 𝘣𝘦𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘧 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘩𝘶𝘳𝘤𝘩, 𝘸𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘴𝘩 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘌𝘊 $5,000 𝘥𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘶𝘴 𝘕𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘢 𝘔𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘚𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘢𝘳𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱 𝘍𝘶𝘯𝘥.”
Co-founder and Chairman of the Scholarship Fund, Dr Marcus Natta 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘩𝘶𝘳𝘤𝘩’s 60th Anniversary Service on Sunday, March 05, 2023, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘱𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯. 𝘏𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘞𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘮 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘶𝘴 𝘕𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘢 𝘰𝘧 𝘸𝘩𝘰𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘢𝘳𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘢𝘮𝘦𝘥.
𝘗𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳 𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘰𝘳 𝘴𝘢𝘪𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘯 𝘣𝘦𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘧 𝘰𝘧 𝘋𝘳. 𝘕𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘢’𝘴 𝘶𝘯𝘤𝘭𝘦, 𝘔𝘳. 𝘓𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘕𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘢, 𝘢 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘈𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘤𝘩 𝘉𝘢𝘱𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘊𝘩𝘶𝘳𝘤𝘩.
𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘭𝘴𝘰 𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘞𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘮 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘶𝘴 𝘕𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘢 𝘔𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘚𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘢𝘳𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱 𝘍𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘴 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘴𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘯 𝘣𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘩𝘶𝘳𝘤𝘩 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘪𝘵𝘴 60𝘵𝘩 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘤𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘣𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯. 𝘏𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘪𝘥, 𝘶𝘱𝘰𝘯 𝘨𝘶𝘪𝘥𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘏𝘰𝘭𝘺 𝘚𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘵, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘩𝘶𝘳𝘤𝘩 𝘪𝘴 𝘨𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘣𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺.
Dr Marcus Natta thanked Pastor Connor and the church members for the kind gesture.
“Pastor Connor, I really want to thank you and the members of your church for this generous donation. It will go an extremely long way in the work that we are doing, not only in scholarships but we have given school supplies. Over the years, we gave over 60,000 items in school supplies to both Tucker Clarke and the Irishtown Primary School, and we hope to expand that. So, thank you very much.”
The William Marcus Natta Memorial Scholarship Fund was established on April 8, 2010, the birthday of Mr William Natta, to encourage primary school students in the Federation to strive for academic and civic excellence. The Scholarship Fund will be celebrating its 13th anniversary in 2023.
Natta said, ” While we could have done a lot of different things, the scholarship fund really stood out to us; and it is special in the sense that it focuses on the financial need of the students. There are lots of awards for best in Math and best in Science, and all of these things are very good, but we are looking for well-rounded individuals, so the financial need of the student is first and foremost if they are a decent human being involved in their community and their school, that’s what we look at, and academics is the very last thing we look at. So, as our motto says, we look to give ” A Helping Hand Along Your Way”, and that’s what we try to do with the students.”
The scholarship window for 2023 opened on March 1 and runs until May 1. The Natta Family remain in contact with the past scholarship recipients and seek to support and build more bonds with the Federation’s youth.