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Welcome back from the Easter break. April connotes spring...a rejuvenation of.mind, spirit and determination to beat the approaching exams.Ms. Neil, our Social Media guru, has made a few.changes to the website. So we assure you that there will be more involvement on the Twitter, Instagram, Facebook ....Thursday is D Day for the Ivy Schools responses....fingers crossed.

This week’s post comes with some important updates and many hearty congratulations:

  • Congrats to Jason Sherman, captain of the Campion College Schools’ Challenge Quiz Team on the team’s latest victory over St. Jago High. It was a superbly played match, and the victory was well deserved. All the best in the Grand Finale!

  • Those students who haven’t received any acceptances should make an appointment with Ms. Bramwell for “Round 2” schools.

  • Important date to remember: April 23 - SSAT exam. That’s THIS Saturday. Make sure to get a good night’s rest before the exam.

  • Extra Maths classes are available, ask at the front desk.

  • If you haven’t already, now is the time to sign up for summer school. April 15 is the deadline for students going away.

  • Boarding school students: Come in ASAP to get started on your student visa applications. This goes too for you college students who have decided where you’re going, but you need to have received your I-20 form from your college first.

The acceptances keep rolling in! Here are some more to add to the list:

  • Leah Taylor - Pepperdine, Wheaton

  • Bhavesh - University of Miami

  • Daniel Taylor - Olin, WPI, Union, Grinnell

  • Calvin Wright - Lafayette, College of Holy Cross (Recipient of the Archbishop Carter Scholarship)

  • Christine Lee Fatt - UC Irvine, University of Washington

  • Chinelle Miller - University of British Columbia

  • Stephanie Franz - Eckerd College

  • Alexia Sinclair - Chapman, Linfield, Howard, American University

  • Jevaughn Sinclair - St. Lawrence University

Students currently in university: this next announcement from NCB is for you.

“National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited will be hosting our inaugural Innovation Internship Programme over a period of four (4) weeks from June 20 to July 15, 2016.

To qualify for participation, candidates should be enrolled in a Jamaican or overseas university at the Bachelors or Masters level. Ultimately, fifteen (15) candidates will be selected to participate and are required to be in Jamaica for the duration of the programme.

This is an excellent opportunity for bright young minds and future leaders to share their ideas for new and possibly transformational products and services, while gaining invaluable business skills and building their personal brand. Each participant will receive a competitive intern salary and there will also be cash prizes and incentives for programme activities. Ideas will evaluated by a panel of judges consisting of business leaders and entrepreneurs.

Comprehensive information about the NCB Innovation Internship Programme will be available on our website at www.jncb.com by April 04, 2016. If you have any questions or require clarification, please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned at 929-4622 ext. 68907.”

This is a wonderful opportunity for you students, and I’m hoping to hear that many of you will participate.

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