When Danica DeRoche enters the St. Joseph’s Convent Marriaqua this September, she will be doing so with financial assistance from the Wilson Gas Station at Arnos Vale.
Danica obtained the required percentage pass at the recent CPEA and, being the daughter of an employee at the institution, qualified for a full scholarship, courtesy the Wilson Gas Station.
Danica, accompanied by her mother Karen Williams, received the first of her annual $1,000 award at the compound of the facility, last Tuesday morning.
Karen, who has been working at the Wilson Gas Station for the past five years, said: “I am proud of my daughter.”
The scholarship extends for five years in the first instance, but Managing Director Christa Wilson outlined that there is every likelihood that it would be extended for another two years, depending on Danica’s performance.
Manager Keisha Bacchus endorsed the sentiments.
This is the third time that Wilson Gas Station is rendering the assistance to workers’ children. The other occasions were in 2015 and 2016.
Danica was not the only student benefitting from the Wilson Gas Station generosity. Chelsea Cumberbatch received a $300 bursary award to assist with her secondary education at the Emmanuel High School Mesopotamia beginning in September, following her success at the Calliaqua Anglican School.
Her mother Casey Cuffy has been employee at the outlet for last three years. She was grateful for the act of generosity shown by her employers.