Nine students have been added to the Flow scholarship family for the 2017 school year at a ceremony held last week Wednesday under the theme, “Imagine with all your mind, believe with all your heart, achieve with all your might”.
The nine students going to secondary school with the assistance of Flow are Revaldo Alexander, Savion Barret, Kelson Gurrie, Teasia Jones, Allison Mc Donald, Abel Mark, Antwon Paul, Shaquan Pierre, and Sarah Purcell.
In addressing the gathering at the ceremony held at the Grenada Trade Centre Annex at Morne Rouge in Grand Anse, Country Manager of Flow, James Pitt said the company is proud to have made a difference in the lives of almost 400 families and investing over $3 million in the future of the nation’s youth.
“…We are really proud of an alumni of nearly 400, making a difference in society…”, he said.
According to Pitt, among the persons who have benefited from the assistance include local surgeon Dr. Paul Hosten, as well as Michael Henry, a Physics teacher at a US High School, and Natalie Paul, a registered nurse at the St. George’s General Hospital.
Pitt reminded the new entrants into the programme that they have already begun their journey of success.
“You are the brilliant minds who will be successful at which ever career path you choose. Plan for your success, focus on your goals and work towards them…imagine with all your mind, believe with all your heart and achieve with all your might,” he told them.
One of the graduates under the Scholarship programme, Delroy Creft who delivered some remarks was thankful to Flow for its assistance.
“We counted ourselves blessed when we received our scholarships because we knew that we were now in a better position to achieve success at secondary level. Our success was not solely based on our own efforts for there were many others that were largely responsible for our success…”, he said.
“…A big thank you to Flow; thank you, thank you; thank you. Thank you for being our personal angel here on earth, you are always there, you took the burden from our parents and as a result we were able to attain a good secondary education”, he added.
Deputy Chief Education Officer, Maria Viechweg who also attended the ceremony had some words of encouragement for the awardees.
She said: “…Your thoughts are powerful as they frame the successes and failures in your life. Stay focus for the road to success is found in developing a winning mentality. If you spend a lot of time pursing the small things in life, then that is the level of success you would achieve. Reaching your greatest potential depends on training your mind to think big, pursue great things for when you unlock the power of the mind, you unlock a life without any limitations”.
Former awardee under the Flow Scholarship Award, Kemoy Edwards-Sylvester who delivered the feature address at the ceremony reminded the new entrants into the programme that it is all about education.
“I would like to believe that we are here for the business of education scholarship but when we examine it on the deepest levels we will realise it goes far beyond education and scholarship. As young people, you have to ask yourself what is it that I want to achieve. What are my goals? What are my plans in life?
“It starts with a process known as conceptualisation – what career do you want to pursue? How do you intend to get there? Are you going to do your homework every day? Are you going to divide study plans and time tables? What are the strategies that you are going to put in place to achieve that particular goal?
Edwards-Sylvester urged the students to ”have a clear sense of purpose in mind” as they pursue their education at the next level.