JIS: Three top Grade Six Achievement Test – GSAT students have received scholarships valued at $50,000 each from Facey Commodity Company, under its Tang brand.

The students are Michaelia Nesbeth of Old Harbour Bay Primary School; Jessica Simms, St. Richard’s Primary School, and Roan Maye, Black River Primary School.

Expressing gratitude for the scholarships at a luncheon, held on August 18, at The Knutford Court Hotel, in St. Andrew, Roan said they are now in a better position to pursue their academic goals at the secondary level.

“These GSAT students scholarships will certainly open many opportunities for us, broadening our scope and character, and inevitably contributing to our future endeavours,” he said.

Roan, who will be attending Manchester High School, added that the scholarships are not only a charity contribution, but also a “source of motivation and encouragement to continue to work hard”.

Brand Manager at the company, Shellian Thompson, told the gathering that their association with the nation’s top academic achievers is perfect for the high standards that they deliver.

While commending the teachers for working tirelessly to instruct the students, she also thanked the parents for making sacrifices for the “welfare of your children”.

“We encourage you to see this as only the beginning of great things you will accomplish,” she told the students, adding that they should take encouragement from the Jamaican athletes’ performance at the Olympics in Rio, Brazil.

Meanwhile, President-Elect of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), Howard Isaacs, encouraged the students to focus on their lessons, and urged to guide their children along a positive path.