Bay Gardens Rewards Success with Water Splash Fun
On Tuesday 23 August Bay Gardens Resorts hosted a ceremony to honour five students by granting scholarships for the coming school year. The awards go to the children of employees: Bay Gardens Resorts is appreciative of its staff and considers it a duty to reward the diligence of students who follow in the footsteps of their hard-working parents.
The scholarships are given to those who maintain an average of 70 percent and above, or are in the top 10 in their class, regardless of the average.
The bright youngsters also benefit from a monetary allowance but, best of all, they thought, was the gift of two tickets each for a blast at Splash Island Water Park! It's not all about hard work; Bay Gardens Resorts believes that students need to take an occasional break and enjoy themselves - put down the iPads, tablets, and smartphones and have some fun!
Gibba Edwards, with an average of 78 percent, was awarded a scholarship for the fourth consecutive time and in September will be entering her final year at The St. Joseph Convent. Asked how she feels, she replied, “I am really proud of myself; I've worked hard enough to keep my grades up to a certain score, so I feel good.”
Gibba's advice to other students: “All I can say is, work hard and listen to your parents even though sometimes you might want to go hangout, but school is first. According to my father, there is plenty of time in life to chill and have a fun time, but school is now. Work hard and excel in whatever you do.”
The other four recipients were Ashlyn Theodore with an average of 76.3 percent, Jamil James with 80.67 percent, Leslie Emilien with 81.33 percent and Nashawn Anthony, receiving the highest average of 84.67 percent.
Ms. Waltrude Patrick, general manager of Bay Gardens Hotel, ended the ceremony with some wise words: “Determination. Dedication. Commitment. In these trying times, sports and education go hand in hand so, I urge you to take some time, now that you have Splash Island Water Park passes, to embrace sporting activities in your life. Sports and education - the formula for success.
“I urge you to continue to work hard. When you go out to your respective secondary schools there will be students trying to match what you have done but remember, you can excel if you take time to study. Whatever is too difficult, or whatever you're having a challenge with, ask for help!”
Of all the adults at the ceremony, one could tell who were the proud parents - those beaming from ear to ear!
Proud parents and their progeny – hard work pays off!