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 Nicola Gaye  Maxwell

Name:

Nicola Gaye Maxwell

Parish: St Ann
Age: 21
Education:

Shortwood Teachers’ College – Diploma in Education.
St. Hilda’s High School – 8 CXC Subjects

Occupation: Teacher – Spanish & English Language

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Philosophy: “Never settle for mediocrity as there is excellence to be achieved”
Special Interests:

Languages, human aAffairs, sports, socializing with youths, surfing the
Internet and reading

Hobbies: Surfing the internet and reading
Personality: Self motivated, goal oriented, vivacious, determined, sociable, caring, jovial and kind hearted.
Favourite Author(s): Lavryle Spencer, Ben Carson
Favourite Folk Group: Carifolk Singers & University Singers
Community Involvement:

Volunteer – Windsor Girls’ Home
Mentor – St. Ann Youth Empowerment Solutions
Member – St. Ann A.I.D.S.

The Person I Admire The Most And Why: Dr. Heather Little-White (O.D.)

or her resilience and will power
not to let her spirit be dampened despite not being able to move about as she would like to. She has exhibited to all Jamaicans that we can overcome any situation with determination and positivism.

Where I see myself in the next five years:

Completing my Bachelor’ Degree in Media and Communications and
to be known islandwide as someone who brings credible information to the masses. I also hope to be one of the forerunners in a None Profit Organization that is geared toward uplift of the nation’s youth.

 


 

 Monique Prescott

Name:

Monique Prescott

Parish: St Catherine
Age: 21
Education:

University of the West Indies
St. Jago High School
Charlemont High School

Occupation: Graduate – University of the West Indies

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Philosophy: Love everyday of your life so that at the end of your life you would have lived everyday of your life
Special Interests:

Garveyism, volunteerism, Afro-Caribbean concerns and Post-war Vietnam.

Hobbies: Writing poems, essays and speeches
Personality: Sociable, confident and self driven
Favourite Author(s): George Orwell
Favourite Folk Group: Jamaica Folk Singers
Community Involvement:

Jamaica Red Cross
Jamaica Youth for Christ
Riversdale Development Committee
Seeing Stars Mentorship Programme

The Person I Admire The Most And Why: Dr. Carla Dunbar

She had blatantly confronts ‘churchical stigmas’ with regards to sex and sexuality.

Where I see myself in the next five years:

Studying for my Law Degree.

 


 

 Kenise Watson

Name:

Kenise Watson

Parish: St Elizabeth
Age: 25
Education:

Church Teachers’ College
Rusea’s High School

Occupation: Teacher – History & Social Studies

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Philosophy: “With God at the end no task is unattainable”
Special Interests:

Community Development Projects and HIV/AIDS Awareness Programme

Hobbies: Going on excursions, reading, dancing, singing, cooking, decorating, designing clothes and entertaining.
Personality: A lover of nature, adventurous, hardworking and loyal. A perfect combination of “old fashion meets modern”
Favourite Author(s): C. Everald Palmer, Samuel Selvon, Charlotte Bronte
Favourite Folk Group: Carifolk Singers & Lititz Mento Band
Community Involvement:

Secretary & Entertainment Committee Chairman Maggotty & Its Environs Development Committee & Benevolent Society.
Youth Group Coordinator & Executive Member – Glen Stewart United Church

JCDC Activities Siloah Zone Committee – Choreographer Mini Miss/Master Competition & Member of the Zone Committee.

The Person I Admire The Most And Why: Business woman Audrey Marks.


She has a determined spirit and an astute business mind.

Where I see myself in the next five years:

Holding double Bachelor of the Arts Degree in (a) Media and
Communication and (b) Drama.

 


 

 Deniesha  Smith

Name:

Deniesha Smith

Parish: St James
Age: 24
Education:

University College of the Caribbean – Present
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College
Albert Town High
Albert Town Primary

Occupation: Teacher

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Philosophy: “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game”
Special Interests:

Writing poems and plays, decorating, agriculture

Hobbies: Singing, dancing, listening to music and meeting interesting people.
Personality: Jovial, fun-loving, reserved, honest, blunt
Favourite Author(s): Louise Bennett-Coverly
Favourite Folk Group: Carifolk Siingers
Community Involvement:

Drama Festival

The Person I Admire The Most And Why: Professor Rex Nettleford.

He had a humble upbringing and still manages to uplift himself with dignity and pride. In doing so, he helps to motivate others into believing that they can succeed in life as well.

Where I see myself in the next five years:

A teacher with my own business, home owner, achieving my
PhD in Literacy.

 


 

 Gerdeen Sutherland

Name:

Gerdeen Sutherland

Parish: St Mary
Age: 22
Education:

College of Agriculture Science and Education
(CASE) – Diploma in Primary Education

Occupation: Teacher

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Philosophy: Listen to the voice that speaks to you from the depth.
Special Interests:

Working with children

Hobbies: Hiking and meeting new, progressive individuals
Personality: Introverted and observant
Favourite Author(s): Marcus Mosiah Garvey
Favourite Folk Group: Carifolk Siingers
Community Involvement:

Leader of the 4H club at the Hampstead All Age School in St. Mary where I teach and pass on creativity skills to students.

I am involved in outreach programs in my Parish where I along with other teachers collect and distribute items to the Lindale’s Girls Home and other needy institutions.

The Person I Admire The Most And Why: Fay Ellington

She is articulate, always striving for excellence, persistent, dedicated, focus, sociable, humble and has an outgoing personality.

Where I see myself in the next five years:

Having a degree in Guidance Counseling and pursuing my masters in
Social Services.

 


 

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