Sunday, October 31, 2010

Of Montego Bay, CHOICES, Students. Students and More Students


Prizes and many surprises were the order of the day at CHOICES Get On Track For Career, Education & Life Seminar on Thursday October 28. In between all of the fun, excitement and laughter on stage were presentations from educational and other institutions, CHOICES Career Advice on the subject of "How to Choose the Right Career", an essential leadership training seminar for teens, a fabulous song contest to end the day on the theme "Everyone Has Choices" and much much more.
Students from schools in St. James, St. Ann, Trelawny, Hanover and Westmoreland gathered for this one-day event at the West Jamaica Conference Centre.
The 3-4 hour road trip leading us to the capital city of the parish of St. James was beautiful with breath-taking glimpses of the pearly blue Caribbean highlighting our path intermittently.
A careful drive through the hills of St. Mary and down the famous "Junction", considered dangerous even for seasoned drivers, was the prettiest route we could have chosen. The hills were alive and talking to us through the various shades of lush green leaves, bushes, trees in low valleys and ravines and through springs of clear, sparkling water rushing down the hillsides and ending in small, shallow wading pools on the roadside.

Special thanks to our partner The Gleaner Company and associates, COK Co-op Credit Union, The International University of the Caribbean (IUC) and the Tax Administration Services Dept. Also to our prize sponsors - Kirk Distributors; YES/HECOIN for a scholarship; Dolphin Cove for entry passes; Maggi for gift baskets, aprons and bags; Tour Wise for horse back riding passes; Cornwall Beach for entry passes; Beyond Jewellery for jewellery; Soft Sheen for baskets;T.Geddes Grant for baskets; Sangster's book store for vouchers; Honey Bun for bags and baked products; Pier One; Burger King; Tortuga Rum Cakes and Palace Amusements for entry passes.
We'll be back there again soon. You can join us.

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