2014 SKNAH Scholarship Recipients

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St. Kitts and Nevis Association of Houston (SKNAH) CXC Awards 2013

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The St. Kitts and Nevis Association of Houston (SKNAH) is proud to announce and congratulate the recipients of the '2013 St. Kitts and Nevis Association of Houston CXC Awards’. 

 

Nicholas Carty was awarded for Excellence in Foreign Languages for earning a Distinction in Spanish with a full ‘A’ profile. Carty attained a total of 8 CXC subject passes.

 

Garim Jones received the award for Excellence in Agricultural Science for his Distinction, also with an all ‘A’ profile. Jones earned 9 CXC subject passes and is currently enrolled at the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC).

 

Ishmael Ramsey was awarded for Excellence in Technical & Vocational Studies for his All ‘A’ Distinction in Technical Drawing. Ramsey received 8 CXC passes and is also enrolled at CFBC.

 

Each student was ranked by CXC as the top candidate in their respective subjects for Basseterre High School. Recipients were presented with a certificate and a US$200 award at the Basseterre High School Annual Speech Day, held on November 20th, 2013. These funds were secured through donations and the fundraising efforts of SKNAH. 

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February 27, 2012 -- Ambassador Jacinth Henry-Martin received a warm and hearty welcome by St. Kitts & Nevis nationals living in the Houston area at a meet & greet held in her honor on Saturday, February 25th, 2012.

Almost 100 nationals joined the executive committee of the St. Kitts-Nevis Association of Houston (SKNAH) at the Westin Galleria Hotel and were treated to a wonderful evening of camaraderie, music, a cultural masquerade performance by Ipa Hodge, good food and an enlightening speech by Her Excellency, Ambassador Jacinth Henry-Martin.

 


BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – THE brightest or top students of each primary school along with the most improved students was given a treat Friday, April 20, at the New Town playing field.


The TDC Fun Zone was held from April 20-22 but the first day will be for the outstanding students only, who will receive gold bands and will be allowed to participate in the activities for free. This initiative is the brainchild of Lloyd Isaac of Livi Inflatables based in Antigua who said that he thought of the idea when he came here a year and a half ago. “I was kind of surprised to see the violence the newspapers were showcasing. I didn’t expect it to be that bad for a small population, even smaller than Antigua, and there was a huge sense of drugs and drug issues,” he said.“So I had an overwhelming feeling to do something positive.” Isaac said that he thought of recognizing an outstanding school and its top students but then decided to extend the idea to include the top students and most improved student of each of the primary schools in St. Kitts.


He said he wanted to showcase that there were actually children who were doing positive things and that there were students who were focused on their future.

After speaking with Chief Education Officer, Patrick Welcome of the Ministry of Education, they decided to come out with the Gold Band of Excellence Award, to help motivate the children to focus on their education through incentives. Those incentives would be the fun and exciting inflatable rides from bouncing castles to the inflatable basketball court to a mechanical bull.


They also decided that in order for the event to truly motivate children, it cannot be a one off scenario and has to be a motivational goal for the children to strive for each year, and Isaac revealed that they have agreed to host the event for another five years. He said that a similar initiative has been held in Antigua for the past two years where a company would sponsor a school and its students would enjoy the fun zone for an entire day.


Late last month, the top and most improved students were informed of the initiative at Warner Park. Welcome said they wanted to recognize the students for the hard work they have been doing.“You are precious; you are the best in your class; you are the brightest young people in St. Kitts, so continue to be bright and continue to achieve. “I believe your parents and your teachers are very proud of you and we want to honour you,” he said.The fun  began on Friday April 20 at 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and was open to the public on Saturday and Sunday April 21 and 22 from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.


The sponsors include TDC, Digicel, The Cable, Dominoes Pizza and SKNVibes.

 

**This article can be found on www.sknvibes.com