Lynne Mitchell Foundation awards its fourth-annual scholarship to two Seaview Primary School students in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica.
Online PR News – 19-July-2016 – Miramar/FL – The Lynne Mitchell Foundation, based in Miramar, has awarded its fourth-annual scholarships to Gavaska Gordon and Tiffany Peart of Seaview Primary School in Southfield, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. Both of the grade six students earned a $3,000 scholarship to attend their respective high schools beginning in the fall.
Both Gordon and Peart were chosen for the award based on their excellent academic records and the leadership qualities they brought to light in their stellar scholarship essays. Each student will receive $600 annually to assist the students with the payment of any school expenses, including books, uniforms, transportation and lunch, provided they continue to demonstrate strong academic progress and extra-curricular leadership skills.
“We are very proud of Gavaska and Tiffany’s accomplishments,” said Marlene Gordon, president of the Lynne Mitchell Foundation, which was created to honor her Mother, a former teacher at the school. “We wish both students continued success in their future endeavors. Our hope is that they will excel and use their talents to make a positive impact in the lives of others. The high school scholarship program is just one of the ways that the Lynne Mitchell Foundation fulfills its mission of, ‘Growing love... one act at a time.’”
When asked what they would like to be doing after high school, both Gordon and Peart have hopes of continuing their education. Gordon would like to become a doctor or even a professional Cricket player. Peart plans to go to university to further her studies and graduate with her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. In the future, Peart would like to become a teacher in hopes of encouraging children, like herself, to become better versions of themselves and to take their educations more seriously.
In addition to the scholarship program, which is now in its fourth year, the Lynne Mitchell Foundation directly assists students at Seaview Primary School gain access to the resources they need to succeed in school and in life. Additional programs include a school transportation program, a school lunch and breakfast program for the students, a back pack drive that awards brand new back packs filled with school supplies to every student in the school at the beginning of the school year, and funds to aid in the renovations of the 56-year-old one-room schoolhouse for students in grades 1 through 6. The non-profit plans on raising enough funds to build the students a brand new school with the latest technology and an environment that encourages learning.
“It’s heart-wrenching to see the conditions in which these students have to try to learn, and our goal is to show them that there are people who care about their lives and their future,” says Marlene Gordon. “We aim to build a brand new school facility for these students, with real classrooms, a computer lab, school library and cafeteria.”
About Lynne Mitchell Foundation
The Lynne Mitchell Foundation was created in 2012 by president Marlene Gordon to honor the memory of her mother, Lynne Mitchell and to continue her legacy of “growing love… one act at a time.” The foundation focuses on underprivileged children in the rural community on the island of Jamaica where Mitchell was born and raised. The specific focus of the foundation is on Seaview Primary school with the aim of showing these children what love is and changing their lives in a positive and meaningful way. The foundation serves to raise funds for programs including scholarships, transportation, school lunch and breakfast programs and building renovations to benefit the students of Seaview Primary School. For more information about the Lynne Mitchell Foundation and how you can become a Love Activist for the organization, visit www.LynneMitchellFoundation.org.
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