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Aug 21, 2014

Courts Awards Ten High School Awards

This morning at the Radisson, ten high school students from across the country were awarded four-year scholarships by Courts Belize Limited.  The financial assistance comes in time for the start of the new academic year which commences on Monday.  The initiative follows a review of the academic performance of the candidates, as well as their financial needs.  News Five’s Duane Moody was on hand for the ceremony.

 

Duane Moody, Reporting

Courts Belize Limited today held an award ceremony for ten freshmen from across the country, who were successful recipients of the company’s 2014 scholarships. Over fifty applications were tendered and after looking at their academic achievements and financial needs, the winning applicants were chosen. Senior Marketing Officer, Kovenka Rodriguez-James, says that over two hundred students have benefited from the scholarship program.

 

Kovenka Rodriguez-James

Kovenka Rodriguez-James, Senior Marketing Officer, Unicomer

“Courts has been doing this from the inception…probably since 1997 so over two hundred persons have been awarded with scholarships; however, we have been doing the ceremony on a larger scale for the past five to six years. And from them, I can recall that twenty-five recently are on the scholarship.”

 

Duane Moody

“Tell us what all they get with this scholarship awarded?”

 

Kovenka Rodriguez-James

“It is a full four year scholarship that includes fees, tuition and books.”

 

Adelita Carillo

The successful recipients spoke on how elated they were to have been awarded the four-year scholarship.

 

Adelita Carillo, Scholarship Recipient

“It is my privilege to be one of the few selected students to receive this scholarship to attend the high school of my choice. Coming from a large family, I knew I had to do my part to ensure that I become a productive citizen of the future. My dream is to become a doctor and a future role model for other students to show them that no matter what obstacles we may face; it is up to us to use it as our motivation to succeed.”

 

Ginelque Patt

Ginelque Patt, Scholarship Recipient

“It is a great pleasure to be part of this special event. Courts Company, proud sponsor of our scholarship, deserves more than just our applause, but our gratitude. Having an opportunity to become an educated person, I hope one day I could return in one way or the other what is being done for my education. I highly appreciate and will make Courts proud of having selected and awarding me this scholarship.”

 

Bringing value to the lives of its customers, as well as ambitious Belizean youths, is a means in which dreams can become a reality and Customer Service Manager, Joelene Bood, gave some words of encouragement to the future leaders.

 

Joelene Bood

Joelene Bood, Customer Service Manager, Unicomer

“As you embark on this new journey, think on where you are starting and the path you need to take in attaining your goals. Unicomer is giving you a great opportunity in building a foundation to realizing your dreams. I want to advise you never to be afraid to ask questions and push the boundaries of what you can do. It is only in trying you will know what you are capable of doing.”

 

Duane Moody for News Five.

 

The other eight recipients are: Belize City’s Kimberly Conserve, Chandiana Samuels and Alliah Bevans; Oseas Sosa of Ladyville, Aaliyah Welch from Caye Caulker, Glendi Morales from orange Walk, Johnny Mendez from Corozal and Raisa Locario from Punta Gorda. 

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1 Response for “Courts Awards Ten High School Awards”

  1. Jesus says:

    Good job-Courts. More business should be doing this or other worthwhile investments.

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