Eight hard diligent students from primary schools around St. Kitts were chosen as the recipients of the third annual Tropical Shipping Scholarship Awards.
The awards which are given in the form of vouchers are presented to the students to assist them in covering some of their expenses for the school year.
Minister of Education Hon Shawn Richards in applauding Tropical Shipping for the gesture, likened and compared the company’s early delivery of scholarships way in advance of the start of the new school year to its commendable, early and on time shipment and delivery of packages.
Cue: “Tropical Shipping prides itself in taking the worry out of shipping. It can also now pride itself in taking the worry away from parents who have to outfit their children with the tools necessary to make them successful in the next academic year.”
The minister stated that parents could now buy text books, uniforms and other supplies in a timely manner to avoid the rush.
Assistant Manager at Tropical Shipping Abigail Caines Leader provided a bit of background information regarding the scholarship.
Cue In: “October 2017 saw the inauguration of this award and thus far a total of 12 students have been awarded. Today we are happy to have an additional 8 students who will be joining the Tropical Shipping family.”
Scholarship recipients included J’Nayah Dennis, Sanique Hanley, Kiandria Huie, Murluska Liburd, Dominique Maynard, Shanelle Shoy, Leron Walters and Zaavan Williams. These students hailed from the Dr. William Connor,Estridge, Sandy Point, Deane Glasford, Irish Town, Tyrell Williams and Saddlers Primary Schools.
Mrs Caines leader called on parents to continue to give their support to their children in the academic journey through high school and to keep the lines of communication open.
Tropical Shipping is a US-based company owned and operated by its parent company SaltChuk which is a family business in operation for over 53 years. It has a fleet of 17 vessels and has a weekly service to St. Kitts.
Also present at the handing over ceremony were Kendra Hutton, Customer Service Rep; Yuluca Armony, Group Manager Marketing and Special Projects; Farren Foster Berridge Sales Rep and Juella Gumbs. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education Mr William Hodge chaired the event.