Half a dozen new secondary school students were presented with Flow Scholarships last week Wednesday at the telecommunication company’s headquarters in Corinth, Gros Islet. That brings the total of students on Flow Scholarships for 2018 to 23, 22 at secondary school and one at the tertiary level.
Saint Lucia and the Caribbean’s leading telecommunications service provider has been giving scholarships to the children and wards of employees for 24 years. More than 100 students have benefitted from seven-year awards, and with this year’s expenditure of EC$50,000.00, the total value of the programme is over $1 million.
Among the awardees this academic year is Zeke Louis, who attained a Common Entrance examination score of 92%. Along with Anselm R. Mathurin, Zeke will attend St. Mary’s College. Makellah Charles and Kaitlyn Alphonse will be going to St. Joseph’s Convent. Eridania Mc Vane will start school at Leon Hess Comprehensive, and Tyler Zephirin will take up studies at Castries Comprehensive.
The 2018 Flow Scholarship Ceremony for secondary school recipients took place under the theme, “The Journey to Greatness Continues.” The feature speaker was long-time educator, former principal of Entrepot Secondary School, and former Chief Education Officer, Ms. Augusta Ifill, who spoke on the potential of technology.