A very warm welcome was extended to reggae artiste I-Octane and his entourage when they visited the campus of St. James’ premier all-girls secondary school, Montego Bay High, recently.
It was the second stop on I-Octane’s highly-publicised, motivational school tour and everybody was in exceedingly high spirits. The girls made the conscious decision to rejoice while they are young and, while they certainly didn’t “bruk out”, there were times when they were close to the edge.
Under the watchful eye of the principal, the young ladies of Montego Bay High sang along to the artistes’ popular songs; showed their expertise on the dancefloor and truly made their voices heard when someone found favour with them, especially for artistes I-Octane and one of their own, past student Shaniel Muir.
On the flip side, when it was time for them to show just how attentive and polite they could be, they listened keenly to the presenters and showed exactly why their school is regarded as one of the most prestigious schools in the island.
With a captive audience in their hands, sponsor HEART Trust NTA , through their representative, Everdon Dixon, rolled out their menu of courses, which quite a number of girls seemed eager to sample post-graduation. Just as they did at Guys Hill High the previous week, HEART also awarded scholarships to two students at Mo Bay High.
CSJP’s Men with a Message representative, Daniel Barnes, stuck to his theme – Stay In School – while sharing his past experiences in life with the students.
Major sponsor, Digicel, turned the giveaways up a notch and not only handed out credit, but this time the communications giant also presented the two most improved students, Amoy Fletcher and Amanda Lawrence, with tablets and access to the Learning Hub Online programme. Digicel, having partnered with Learning Hub Online, was able to give the young ladies Gold Tier Packages from the educational site free of cost.
Hometown sponsors, Golden Eagle Stores, was in their element and ensured that the girls of Montego Bay High had more than their fair share of goodies. Peter Plummer, Marketing Manager had lots of giveaways, prizes and surprises for the students, who did not hesitate to show their appreciation.
The top academic students were the recipients of cash prizes courtesy of sponsors Good Good Productions and Riddim Don Magazine, while two students who needed glasses received free tested eyewear from Eyeland Eyewear.
Exciting performances from StarfaceKMT, Vershon, KapellaDon, Giovanni, Shaniel Muir, Rhyming King, Bryka and man of the moment, I-Octane, brought the curtains down in fine style.
Sponsors of I-Octane’s school tour are Digicel, HYPE Tv, D’Wrap, Golden Eagle Stores, HEART Trust NTA, Conquer The Globe Productions, Good Good Productions, Di Unit, Eyeland Eyewear, Coke Lines Transportation, and Riddim Don Magazine.