Basseterre, St. Kitts August 13, 2019– TiquanThompson and Trevancia Carey of Tabernaclevillage are the 2019 recipients of the Sonia Boddie Promising Youth Leader Scholarship. The two students have earned themselves a shopping trip in Basseterre withClerk of the National Assembly,Mrs. Sonia Boddie-Thompson, to purchase $500 dollars’ worth of school supplies each, inclusive of uniforms .The students who would be matriculating to the Saddlers Secondary School in September, received their scholarship certificates at a brief ceremony held at the Edgar T Morris Primary School in Tabernacle, on the morning of Monday August 12.
The Scholarship which is fully funded by Mrs. Sonia Boddie-Thompson, who is a multiple scholarship awardee herself, was founded in 2014, as a means of giving back to her community and to the students of the first learning institution she attended.The Sonia Boddie Promising Youth Leader Scholarship which is in its sixthyear has sponsored a total of 15 children from the Tabernacle community to date.
While delivering brief remarks at the ceremony Mrs. Boddie-Thompson remarked, “As we eagerly await the CXC results of the first set of scholars, it is again my esteemed pleasure to present these scholarships, which I pray would not only serve to reduce the financial burden for parents at this time of Back-to-School shopping, but it would serve as an inspiration and motivation to both Tiquan and Trevancia, for them to continue excelling academically, as they move on to the Saddlers Secondary School and work towards pursuing their career goals.”
Proud mother of Tiquan Thompson, Ms. Sheneca Thompson expressed gratitude to Mrs. Boddie-Thompson stating, “As the only surviving parent of Tiquan, I am very thankful that you have continued to offer this scholarship, and that my son is an awardee. It is definitely a huge blessing to my son and I.”
The Sonia Boddie Promising Youth Leader Scholarship is awardedannually to two students (one male and one female) graduating from the Edgar T Morris Primary School in Tabernacle who exhibit financial need and have sound academic performance. In 2017, in celebration of the fifth anniversary of the scholarship, the entire graduating class comprising of five students were awarded.
Mrs. Boddie-Thompson noted that she is motivated to continue offering the scholarship, simply because “I am happy when I receive, but I am even happier, when I can give back.”