Tuesday, July 14th, 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: The Police Department is celebrating ten years of its Do The Right Thing program. Annually it identifies and publicly honors young individuals in school who have overcome adversity to succeed.
Today the top 38 awardees nationwide from each of the police zones gathered at Old Belize on the George Price Highway to find out which among them would be recognized as top national awardee.
But while the ultimate decision of the national selection board was as tough as expected, the top two young women awarded share similar circumstances and stories.
Both are single mothers of two young children who returned to school to complete their studies – one of them suffered sexual abuse as a child – and are now looking forward to higher education.
The top awardee is Joslyn Chiquillo, formerly of Eden Seventh Day Adventist High School in San Ignacio, while second place went to 26 year old Melissa Harris. Both young women expressed their joy and appreciation for being chosen.
For their achievements, Chiquillo, who is attending UB in September, received a full tertiary level scholarship, one year’s free internet and a tablet while Harris took home a scholarship and laptop.
Third place won a laptop, 4th to 10th five hundred dollars and a plaque and the others each received a plaque.
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