Charlemont High stu­dents get schol­ar­ships

Jamaica Gleaner - - ENTERTAINMENT -

LINSTEAD, St Cather­ine: FIVE OUT­STAND­ING stu­dents of Charlemont High School in Linstead, St Cather­ine, have been given the op­por­tu­nity to com­plete their ed­u­ca­tion at the school free of cost, thanks to past stu­dent Jacque­line But­ler.

But­ler, a suc­cess­ful hu­man re­sources se­nior leader at a rep­utable US-based time­share com­pany, ral­lied some of her friends, fam­ily mem­bers and other past stu­dents from the class of 1985 and launched the in­au­gu­ral Kai-Zee Schol­ar­ship.

The stu­dents, Devon Wil­liams, De­an­dra Doe­man and Tashana Richards, all in grade 10; Sasha Clarke and Jes­sica Wil­son, both in grade eight, were pre­sented with schol­ar­ships at a re­cent cer­e­mony at the school. The schol­ar­ships will cover their school fees, uni­forms, school sup­plies, among other things, for the en­tire school year.

The Kai Zee Schol­ar­ship, named after But­ler’s two daugh­ters Kai-Lee Ni­cole and Zoie Elise, was cre­ated specif­i­cally for stu­dents at­tend­ing the Charlemont High School who have main­tained at least a 75 per cent av­er­age, in­volved in at least one sport, one club, and must have an im­pec­ca­ble dis­ci­plinary record, must have a rea­son­ably good at­ten­dance record and in need of fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance.

But­ler, af­fec­tion­ately known to ev­ery­one as ‘Chirpy’, hails from hum­ble be­gin­nings and was raised by a sin­gle mom. She re­called the nur­tur­ing and out­stand­ing ed­u­ca­tion and so­cial struc­ture she was af­forded at Charlemont High School that she at­tributes to her suc­cess in her ca­reer.

“Charlemont was what cre­ated

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