Mya is involved in sports, church and attends an afterschool programme. She enjoys singing and hopes to become a medical doctor one day. Mya said to become a doctor “you have to focus on your school work to succeed and achieve your goals.”
Tonna-Shay is a sign language dancer and attends the Beacon of Hope Church. She is Head Prefect at her school, plays netball and is a track and field athlete. She hopes to become an actor and a Mathematics teacher one day.
Asxavier has racked up several medals for his house on sports day. He participates in the National Bank Grassroots Football programme and he is a member of the St. Georges Anglican Scouts group. Asxavier would like to have a career as a scientist or a mechanic when he grows up.
Omarion says he is working really hard in school so he can one day take care of his family and be a leader not a follower. He has participated in spelling bees and is active in his church and is an honour roll student. Omarion hopes one day to have his own business.
Matana is a member of the Brownies, Girls Guides, Shekinah’s Dance Theatre, her church’s worship team and the under-16 Newtown Girls Football Team. Even though she does all that she still finds time to be a track athlete, netballer, avid speller and she consistently makes the Honour Roll. She would like to pursue a career as “a general medical practitioner to help my people become healthier in their daily living.”
Kzarion is a member of the Pentecostal Harvest Church and Sunday School group. He loves playing football and plays for the Tucker-Clarke Football team and the Conaree under-14 football team. He enjoys spending time at his father’s mechanic garage and says he can tell by the sound of a vehicle what may be wrong with it. He hopes to one day design and build his own car.
Raynic enjoys playing cricket and football. He maintains his presence on the honour rolls and regularly attends church and Sunday school. He is also a member of the Anglican Young Peoples Association (AYPA). He would like to be a successful entrepreneur when he grows up and is already gaining some experience when he assists a shopkeeper on weekends. He is the very first Natta Scholar from the Irish Town Primary School.
Vinika is very active in her church and has dreams of becoming a lawyer. In her application essay, she stated that she wants to become a lawyer in order to help others get a second shot at life. She says gaining this scholarship helps prove to herself and others, that she can do anything she sets her mind to.
Zeniah maintains her presence on the honour roll and exhibits good manners and behaviour to all she encounters. She hopes to become a teacher one day because “I like the way my teachers have helped me to learn and I would like to share that with children when I grow up.” She is a member of the Tucker-Clarke Primary School's netball team, a cheerleader for her house on Sports Days and an active participant in her school’s spelling bees.
Khaleem loves his mother’s cooking. His favorite dish is dumplings, stewed salt fish and steamed vegetables. His dream is to become a teacher. His goal is inspired from his own teacher who he said, “Encourages us to be the best that we can be in all we do.” More importantly, “he wants to educate and impact the lives of our nation’s children.” Khaleem also wants to start a mentorship program “to assist troubled youths” and “decrease the crime rate.”
Sheona has several hobbies: reading, singing and dancing, but she knows the importance of school and “works very hard to maintain excellent grades.” Her teacher describes her as ambitious, a keen student and a hard worker. Her mother says she is committed to performing well at school and very helpful at home. She plays netball and runs track and field. When she grows up, Sheona plans to become a brain surgeon because she sees a great demand in her country.
Kamarr wants to be a police officer. He wants to help keep law and order and serve as a role model for youth. An honor roll student, Kamarr is passionate about sports and his education. He plays football (soccer) and has competed in several spelling bee competitions. The 2014 WM Natta Scholar lives with grandmother, who serves as his guardian, and is committed to “staying on the path to great success.”
Aamira loves sports but she also loves to learn. In her application, she noted that she “enjoys going to school because it opens [her] mind to many things.” She served on her school’s student body and plays netball. Sports keep her fit, active and healthy, she said in her application. The 2014 WM Natta Scholar said her future goals include becoming an obstetrician/gynecologist so she can help women take better care of their bodies. In explaining the importance of the William Natta Scholarship, she said it would “lift the financial strain off her dad” and help her “achieve a higher level in education.”
One of five children, Timothy already has a plan for his future. When asked what he would like to do professionally, this 11-year old wrote: “to invent gadgets.” He plans to become a scientist so he can “help the homeless and sick children.” The 2013 winner of the scholarship, Timothy saw the award as key to helping him excel as he continued his education up through university.
Shonell is a talented, keen young girl whose involvement in both sports and academics helped her stand out. In 2013, she was recognized as a William Natta Scholar for her ambition and careful consideration of a career in health or criminal justice. From a family of eight, Shonell expressed a dream to become a nutritionist or private investigator. Aware of the importance of her education and health, she quoted in her application, “an active body plays a big part in a focused mind.”
Tarique is proud of his school. He describes it as the “most outstanding school on St. Kitts.” At 12, he is heading the teachings of his grandmother and ‘saving his money instead of spending it and learning the basic skills of life. He wants to earn a Ph.D. and “make his grandmother proud,” he writes. Tarique is committed to completing school and “strive for excellence in everything” he does.
Princess is a member of her school’s netball team and enjoys dancing, singing, spending time with family…and also studying! Her goal is to become a nurse and also earn her master’s degree in that field. She has demonstrated continuous excellence in her studies. Her pastor at the Liberty New Testament Church of God in Molyneaux describes her as an "intelligent, hardworking, energetic young lady who is always willing to assist in any way she can."
Jomitri Queeley is active in several sports and passionate about his academics. One of three children, Jomitri is committed to excelling in his studies, “passing all of his test of standards” so he can get a perfect job. The scholarship, he says, will help him attend extra classes so he is better prepared to take his exams. An above average student, Jomitiri is determined to get the best education so he can pursue his dream to become a lawyer.
Zodiac wants to be a teacher or a nurse. Either option demonstrates her interest and passion for helping others. Her favorite subjects are Health and Language. She enjoys reading and listening to music. She also enjoys track and field and was a member of the St. Kitts Athletic Sports Team. In 2011, she was named Victrix Ludrorum. She is also a member of the Shadwell Overcomers.
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