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TDC awards scholarships to eight students in St. Kitts Nevis

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by Dominique Lescott

St. Kitts Nevis (WINN): The TDC Group of Companies awarded eight students with the 2021 TDC Warren C Tyson Memorial Scholarship on Saturday 9 October 2021.

Two students from Nevis and six students from St. Kitts were awarded the scholarship which provides assistance to high school students for up to seven years, to the sixth form, and is created to enhance the public school education’s outcomes.

The recipients for this years TDC Warren C Tyson Memorial Scholarship are:

Charlestown Secondary School

Jamual McDonald (Elizabeth Pemberton Primary School)

 

Gingerland Secondary School

Shakirah Wilkin (St. James Primary School)

 

Basseterre High School

Jazara Jarvis (Irish Town Primary School)

 

Cayon High School

Dave Cannonier (Joshua Obadiah Williams Primary School)

 

Charles E. Mills Secondary School

Denim Henry (Irish Town Primary School)

 

Saddlers Secondary School

Hezekiel Richardson (Edgar T Morris Primary School)

 

Verchilds High School

Antwone Percival (Tyrell Williams Primary School)

 

Washington Archibald High School

Shakaylia Tatem (Tucker Clarke Primary School)

 

TDC Financial Services Company Limited Academic Excellence Recipients

 

Charlestown Secondary School

Zahir Hart (St. Thomas Primary School)

 

Gingerland Secondary School

Antwon Percival (Elizabeth Pemberton Primary School)

 

Basseterre High School

Stephanie Kawall (Deane Glasford Primary School)

 

Cayon High School

Mia Isaac (Cayon Primary School)

 

Charles E. Mills Secondary School

Zemorleah Baker (Sandy Point Primary School)

 

Saddlers Secondary School

Jahlecia Walters (Saddlers Primary School)

 

Verchilds High School

Shanaria Douglas (Bronte Welsh Primary School)

 

Washington Archibald High School

T’Shawn Merchant (Dr. William Connor Primary School)

 

A critical component of the program is internships. Students gain work experience in the TDC Group. A spokesperson used the example of one scholar who went off to London to advance their career.

Words of encouragement were given to the awardees during the ceremony by TDC Group’s Chairman Mr. Earle Kelly.

The inaugural scholarship program was held in 1981 and is named after TDC’s first chairman Warren C. Tyson. The scholarship has supported 249 students and TDC estimates that they spend approximately $100,000 dollars a year.

Additionally, the TDC Financial Services Company Limited presented the 2021 Academic Excellence Awards to eight runners-up.

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