Nine new students have been welcomed into the FLOW scholarship family with full secondary school scholarships for 2018.
The National Telecommunication Company, FLOW Grenada held its 28th annual scholarship award ceremony at the Grenada Trade Center Annex last week Thursday under the theme; Challenging your best-self… Maximizing your true potential.FLOW Country Manager, James Pitt described the scholarship award program as one of the company’s most impactful initiatives as it continues to “support the next generation of meaningful contributors to our society”. He said over the last twenty-eight years the company invested in transforming the lives of more than four hundred families, terming it an investment in the lives of young men and women who would one day be in the development of our nation.
Pitt told the new recipients that their efforts coupled with the right attitude were responsible for the scholarship award they received and encouraged them to challenge themselves and make the best use of the opportunity by maintaining a positive attitude not only towards learning but towards the many challenges they will face.
He urged the old and new recipients to continue to make their families proud as their exemplary performance are being recognized; to strive for excellence in this ever-changing world by seizing every opportunity to be great, be ambitious in their dreams and be willing to work hard to achieve their goals
Minister for Youth, Sports, Culture & the Arts, Norland Cox congratulated FLOW for the continuing initiative and for being truly committed to transforming the lives of the many families that have benefitted over the years.The minister also reminded the recipients that the initiative by FLOW presents itself as an excellent opportunity and a platform to take their lives to new levels. He explained to them that they were not here by chance but by choice because they chose to work hard, chose to pay attention in class and chose to be successful.
In the feature address, Dr.Terron Hosten, a 1998 graduate of the then Cable & Wireless now FLOW Scholarship Programme reminded students that they could achieve success regardless of their socio-economic status. He impressed upon them to surround themselves with positive and like-minded individuals as positive breeds positive and that they must always remember to plan, which he highlighted includes establishing priorities that help in avoiding distractions and believe in themselves. These he said are the fundamental aspects that will take them toward reaching their goals.He advised the new recipients to stay focused, as their journeys have just begun. According to him, they will be faced with many challenges but have to shake them off and move forward.