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Aug 26, 2011

Courts Belize gives 5 more scholarships

Courts Belize, the giant furniture store has added five more students to its annual scholarship program. For fourteen years, Courts has been awarding bright students from across the country with the opportunity to go to a high school of their choice. News Five spoke with Marketing Officer, Rochelle Tucker, who says that today’s recipients are deserving of the award.

Rochelle Tucker, Marketing Officer, Courts Belize

“Their main focus was trying to do well on their P.S.E, which we definitely saw in their grades, which is something we are all so excited about and as you will see from the reports that we will get from them that they will definitely do a good job of it.”

Andrea Polanco

“So what does scholarship includes?”

Rochelle Tucker

Rochelle Tucker

“The scholarship is a full scholarship that includes book and it pays for their tuition as well. So we contact the school and make those payments for the students that have been chosen.”

Andrea Polanco

“Tell us what does this scholarship mean for you and your family?”

Sadie Miles

Sadie Miles, Mother of Isani

“Well it means a lot because it can help a long way for me. As a parent who doesn’t have a permanent job, it goes a long way for me right.”

Isani Harris, Scholarship Recipient

“I am very excited and very happy to start high school. I just wanted to say thanks to Courts for choosing me as a candidate.”

Andrea Polanco
“Did you expect to be one of the recipients for this scholarship?”

Isani Harris

“Yes, ma’am.”

Mario Cho

Mario Cho, Father of Isler Cho

“It is a great help and any financial assistance is great help with the economic difficulties at time. And also it motivates the children knowing that nothing is free but they have to work for it and have good grades and they have to study a lot.”

Andrea Polanco

“Did you expect to be one of the final recipients?”

Isler Cho, Scholarship Recipient “Not really just but I knew I was gonna get it because I scored high eighty point five in the P.S.E.”

Andrea Polanco

“So are you excited about starting high school? Tell us where you be going this year?”

Isler Cho

Isler Cho

“I will be going to Independence High School in Independence.”

Andrea  Polanco

“You’re excited?”

Isler Cho

“Yes, so excited!”

Nidia Panti of San Ignacio received the 2011-2012 Sixth Form Scholarship

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