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Message in Scholarships

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WITH THE record number of Barbados Scholarships this year, 24 to be exact, a message has been sent to the country that there are many bright young people in our midst who will make this country proud in years to come. It was a significant increase over last year’s 13.
Overall, they were 44 Scholarships, Exhibitions and Award of Excellence winners this year compared with 34 in 2011.
I was very pleased that all four sixth form schools and the Barbados Community College received some form of award this year.
I would like to commend The Lodge School for obtaining a scholarship this year which I believe is the first since the days of Oscar Jordan and also Combermere School for obtaining an Exhibition. They have been missing the grade for quite some time and I am glad they are back.
I would like to pay special tribute to former principals – Desmond Browne, who turned around that institution, Trevor Pilgrim and Vasco Dash, the acting principal, who all played a very important role in helping Charles Cole [of the Lodge School] receive a Barbados Scholarship.
These two schools – The Lodge and Combermere are very dear and special to me. My second daughter attended The Lodge School and I am a member of the Combermere School’s board of management.
I would like to congratulate all winners, but I have a concern about the lack of interest in business subjects. The bulk of the winners were in the areas of science and technology.
I personally would like to see more students pursuing subjects in applied arts and business.
Once again, congratulations to all winners and I will be remembering you in my prayers.
The members of the Austin family from St Joseph will be having a reunion starting on Sunday with a church service at St Aidan’s Anglican Church at 10 a.m.
I would like to congratulate Angelica Catlyn who won a Barbados Scholarship. She is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Althelston Catlyn of Andrew’s Tenantry, St Joseph. Angelica is a member of the St Anne’s Anglican Church and a student of Queen’s College. Her father is a logistic coordinator at B & B Distribution Ltd and her mother is a senior teacher at The Alexandra School.
It is with great regret that we learned of the death of Maude Nurse, the mother of Rev. Cortez Nurse, who will be buried today after a funeral service at The Gates of Praise Church in Silver Sands, Christ Church. Nurse was 99 years old.
We do express our deepest sympathy to Father Nurse and family. May she rest in Jesus Christ and rise in glory.
Evening of prayer
The Fulnec Moravian Church Youth Fellowship, Watts Village, St George, invites the public, especially the youth, to their evening of prayer and praise entitled Submit To The Will Of God on Friday, August 24, at 7:15 p.m. at the Fulnec Moravian Church. A blessing awaits you.