St Helena : St Helena: RECEPTION FOR SCHOLARSHIP STUDENTS AT PLANTATION
Submitted by Saint Helena Herald (Public Relations Information Office) 24.08.2013 (Article Archived on 21.09.2013)
On Thursday evening, 15 August, invited guests, including returning university students, parents and teachers bid farewell to two previous Prince Andrew School students, Sasha Bargo and Chloe Terry, as they embark on their journey to the UK through the St Helena Scholarship Scheme.
FOR SCHOLARSHIP STUDENTS AT PLANTATION
On Thursday evening, 15
August, invited guests, including returning university students, parents and
teachers bid farewell to two previous Prince Andrew School students, Sasha
Bargo and Chloe Terry, as they embark on their journey to the UK through the St
Helena Scholarship Scheme.
Sasha Bargo has chosen to study a
foundation Degree in Ecology and Conservation. On her return to the Island she
hopes to put her skills to use within the St Helena National Trust. Speaking
about picking this particular subject, Sasha commented:
“I have a keen interest in
the outdoors and with my career I wanted a balance between working within an
office environment and working outdoors.”
Although Sasha is anxious about
the new challenge she is about to face, she is excited about being given this
Chloe Terry will attend
Loughborough University to study a Bachelor of Science Degree in Air Transport
Management, for three years.
Commenting on her choice, Chloe
“The Island is moving
forward and I wanted to be a part of that by becoming involved in the airport
project. I am nervous about leaving my parents as I know I will miss them as
well as my friends, and the lifestyle the Island offers.”
HE Governor, Mark Capes gave a
short speech during the reception, congratulating returning scholarship
students who all received first class honours degrees in their chosen fields.
He wished Chloe and Sasha luck in their university studies and drawing from his
previous speech at the Prince Andrew School awards ceremony, the message was
one of achievement through having the right attitude. Both students will be
leaving their families to study in the UK and the Governor recognised the
difficult task that they are about to face. He encouraged them to talk with
returning students to draw from them their experiences – and to make the most
of their time in the UK.
Throughout the rest of the evening
Chloe and Sasha mingled with guests who offered their congratulations. They
also chatted with previous university students about the difficulties and
benefits of studying for a Degree.
16 August 2013