Forty three students from Portland were lauded by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) at the Corporation’s 5th Annual Students of Excellence Ceremony, which was held at the Happy Grove High School in Portland, on Thursday, November 26.
Students from eight primary and two high schools, who excelled academically and displayed exemplary conduct were recognized for their achievements in the Students of Excellence Competition. First place award for the Primary School Category of the Competition was presented to Danique Kelly of Reach Primary and Infant, who received a plaque from the UDC and a cash award of $4,000 while Tamar Witter of Fair Prospect, received first place in the Secondary School category. She received a cash award of $5,000 dollars, courtesy of the National Commercial Bank and a plaque from the UDC.
The students who received awards were required to perform at the top of their class for three consecutive years and maintain a position between first and third place, while displaying exemplary conduct through consistent punctuality and involvement in extra curricular activities.
The UDC’s Students of Excellence Competition is just one of the UDC’s community development activities in Portland. The Corporation also implements Remedial Reading Workshops, Values and Attitudes Programmes and Small Business Workshops.