Young Marimutoo cops top student award at RHTY&SC/Republic Bank Summer Camp


Sancia Marimutoo of Rose Hall Town, Berbice copped the prestigious ‘Student of the Camp’ award on Friday last when the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club MS (RHTY&SC)- organised Republic Bank Summer Camp came to an end after four exciting weeks.

The club hosted an impressive closing ceremony at the Rose Hall Town Primary School in the presence of RHTY&SC executives, staff of the Rose Hall Branch of Republic Bank and some parents.

Club Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster stated that the 2022 edition of the camp was the most successful and largest in the history of its 16-year history.

The club had planned to accommodate 50 students, but was forced to increase the amount to 100 after a swell of applications from parents across Region Six. Instead of one classroom, arrangements had to be made for two and the services of an additional teacher.

The main objectives of the four-week camp were to assist the students to make a successful transition into secondary school, to promote the ‘say yes to education message’ and to educate youths on the importance of sport.

The students were taught four subjects- Mathematics, English, Social Studies and Science- while they were also involved in cultural activities, art and craft, public speaking and team bonding.

The top performers of the camp

Sessions were also organised on topics of importance to them, including drug abuse, choosing friends, importance of education, importance of discipline, personal hygiene, how to deal with bullies and personal manners.

Foster, in a comprehensive charge to the students, urged them to work hard every day in secondary school as the five years there would be the most important ones in their life.

He also urged them to always strive for excellence, to be respectful to every one they meet and to develop a culture of hard work, honesty and discipline.

The RHTY&SC, he told the students, would always be available if they need assistance on matters concerning their school career.

Branch Manager of Republic Bank, Sattie Cox, stated that she was very impressed with the success of the camp and the high attendance by the youngsters across the county.

She pledged the bank’s cooperation in the future as it strongly believes in the promotion of education.

Cox also had special words for Foster, who she described as a dedicated community leader. The teachers of the camp, Sabrina Pottaya and Adrian Kistama, both stated that the positive attitude and discipline of the students played a great part in the success of the camp.

They both also congratulated the RHTY&SC and its cricket teams for investing in the youth population in the Ancient County.

Over G$300,000 worth of prizes were shared out to the top students.

Participants proudly display their certificates

Among the prizes shared out were bicycles, electronic tablets, radios, blue tooth speakers, household and kitchen utensils, watches, clothing, educational materials and food/cosmetic hampers.

The top performers were:

Best English Student- Anesha Jadgit

Best Mathematics Student- Sancia Marimutoo

Best Social Studies Student- Rhea Rhyman

Best Science Student- Felicity Ram

Most Committed Students- Tomesh Sookram and Dinesha Crandon

Most Discipline Students- Ounces Andrew and Rihanna Roberts

Most Cooperative Students- Elon Williams and Nikita Ramnarais

Student of the Camp- Sancia Marimutoo

The camp was organised by the RHTY&SC Poonai Under-13, Farfan and Mendes Under-15, Bakewell Under-17 and Second Division, Pepsi Under-19 and Intermediate, Metro Females, Vitality Under-23 and Namilco Thunderbolt Under-21 and First Division teams.

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