Sunday, August 3, 2014

Cherine Anderson's 'ROC Foundation' Announces 2014 Scholars

The ROC (Reach One Child) Foundation founded by Mr. Patrick Lindsay and artiste/entertainer Ms. Cherine Anderson, have announced their selection of fourteen outstanding grade six students who are proud recipients of the 2014 ROC Scholarship.

The students have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, artistic and athletic excellence, leadership, as well as contribution to schools and communities.  "These students set really high standards for themselves.  Most have no only achieved academically, but on average they are involved in at least three extracurricular activities or hold leadership positions in their schools or community youth groups.  These students are truly models for their peers" Cherine Anderson said.

The ROC Foundation over the past two years has honoured 35 top-performing students in Jamaica.  More than 250 applicants qualified base on outstanding academic performance in the the islands GSAT examinations averaging over 80% scores.  The combined average of the selected 2014 ROC Scholars is 91%. This year's group displayed record achievements in athletics, with one student receiving more than 80 medals in competitive swimming.  More than half of the group holds club President positions or were founding members of clubs within their schools.  In addition, several scholars are medalists in the JCDC Speech, Dance and Music competitions.

"In our dynamic world of innovation, technology and global connectedness, we view a forward thinking education as a critical foundation for young people.  We are very proud of these hard working students and look forward to their continued success in the years to come," said Patrick Lindsay.

ROC Foundation 'Bits 'n' Pieces' featured here
Reach One Child (R.O.C.) The R.O.C. Foundation now accepting applicants
The R.O.C. Scholarship program was established to recognize and support 6th grade students from primary and all-age schools who demonstrate their commitment to excellence in academics, service and the arts but who also have a financial need. The program provides both renewable as well as one-year grants for their high school years. Scholarships are meant to be supplementary and generally cover full tuition, text-books, uniform and supplies for those who qualify. To apply online visit www.reachonechild.org/2014-scholarshipThe R.O.C. Foundation was established in 2004 by singer/actress Cherine Anderson and Patrick Lindsay.
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