Nassau, Bahamas – Four Cat Islanders have received financial assistance to attend The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institution (BTVI) – thanks to the Cat Island Sailing Association. Seated from left to right are recipient, Angleo Calixte; BTVI’s Acting President, Dr. Iva Dahl and recipient, Qukrinka Williams. To the rear from left to right are: Past president of the Cat Island Sailing Association, Maxwell Burrows; current president, Pat Strachan and the association’s scholarship chairperson, Aleia Rolle. Missing are recipients Annfernique Stubbs and Shaquell Rolle.
The Cat Island Sailing Association continues to invest in the youth of the island by awarding academic scholarships. For the second consecutive year, and with the help of The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC), the association has provided financial assistance to another four young people who hail from the island, with each student being granted $500.
The students are all enrolled at The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institution (BTVI). Recipients include: Annfernique Stubbs who is enrolled in the Office Assistant program; Shaquell Rolle, Esthetics; Qukrinka Williams, Information Technology and Angelo Calixte, Electronics Engineering and Installers Repair.
Association president, Pat Strachan believes the awardees represent the future of Cat Island and are worth investing in. All four students are 2015 graduates with three having attended the Old Bight High School and one being an alum of the Arthur’s Town High School. The administration of both schools selected the students, amounting to a total of eight being assisted by the association over the past two years.
Meanwhile, BTVI’s Acting President, Dr. Iva Dahl, thanked the association for its continued efforts to educate its own. Furthermore, she encouraged the students to remain focused during their pursuit of higher learning.