Britney Huie – From Adversity to Academic Excellence

first_img The former Head Girl of Irwin High School in St. James, who was presented with the award during a ceremony at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on June 27, tells JIS News that her father, Randall Huie, who was ailing, succumbed during her preparations to sit 10 subjects in the 2017 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations. “In order for me to overcome that and get good grades in those subjects, I had to tell myself that ‘God will give me the strength’. I believed those words and somehow found the strength to carry on,” Britney says. Story Highlights Top student for the National Child Month Committee’s (NCMC) 2018 Youth Academic Achievement Awards, Britney Huie, says copping the award was not an easy feat. Top student for the National Child Month Committee’s (NCMC) 2018 Youth Academic Achievement Awards, Britney Huie, says copping the award was not an easy feat.The former Head Girl of Irwin High School in St. James, who was presented with the award during a ceremony at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on June 27, tells JIS News that her father, Randall Huie, who was ailing, succumbed during her preparations to sit 10 subjects in the 2017 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations.“In order for me to overcome that and get good grades in those subjects, I had to tell myself that ‘God will give me the strength’. I believed those words and somehow found the strength to carry on,” Britney says.She points out that her mother, Jenny Taylor-Huie, also motivated her, even as she struggled to come to terms with the loss of her husband.“With mom working through that time and still not having enough cash to send me to school, sometimes I would stand at the gate (at home) and pray for someone to just give me money to go to school. I would sometimes wonder if I would get my education… but I stuck to my faith and said ‘I’m going to make it. No matter what, I am going to make it. This will not be the end. I will make it’,” she reflects.In August 2017, Britney, a native of St. James, got her results which saw her gaining grade one in Biology, Chemistry, English Language, Mathematics, Principles of Accounts, Information Technology and Principles of Business, and grade two in Geography, Social Studies and Physics.The 18-year-old subsequently enrolled at the Montego Bay Community College, where she is pursuing science subjects at the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) level, in her quest to become a pediatric neurosurgeon.“I am intrigued with the brain. I have a drive to help people who feel outcast… people with disabilities… to feel accepted in society and to feel like they are whole again and even children with brain tumors… to help them to get back on track,” she said.Once successful in her CAPE subjects, Britney intends to apply to the University of the West Indies, Mona, to pursue a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery degree to become a doctor, which will lay the foundation for her career goal in pediatric neurosurgery.Britney tells JIS News that she is motivated by the passage of Bible scripture which states: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”, adding that her experiences in the aftermath of her father’s passing have made her stronger.The NCMC’s Chairperson, Dr. Pauline Mullings, says Britney is one of 16 students who have faced or are still facing challenges, who were awarded this year.She tells JIS News that since the initiative’s inception five years ago, “we just wanted to keep going at it because we are finding young people who have challenging situations, but are doing well academically and are involved in community service.”Dr. Mullings says key among the Committee’s mission is seeking out and helping students in difficult situations, who are doing well academically.last_img read more

Buckeyes need to ride momentum to earn NCAA Tournament bid

After clinching last season’s Big Ten regular season title with four games to go, Jim Foster’s team is fighting for survival and a spot in the NCAA Tournament with four games left this time around. Being ranked as high as No. 6 on Nov. 22, Ohio State (15-9, 6-6 Big Ten) has been streaky and unpredictable during conference play. But a strong run during its last four conference games could spring the team back into the tournament picture. Foster said the urgency the team will need to have down the home stretch is critical because last season’s team wasn’t mentally prepared for the rigors of the postseason. “They hadn’t experienced it,” Foster said. “That’s how you develop some character; that’s how you develop some toughness; that’s how you become a better player and a better team.” Last season ended in the NCAA Tournament’s second round when Mississippi State upset the second-seeded Buckeyes. “We just didn’t have a sense of urgency. … We already won the conference and were looking at the Big Ten Tournament,” senior center Jantel Lavender said of the team’s mindset this time last year. “We didn’t play as hard as we should have, and now everyone’s playing on edge and we can’t lose games.” Lavender became OSU’s all-time leading scorer on Sunday after adding 29 points and bringing her total to 2,587 in its 83-76 win Sunday against Minnesota (11-14, 3-9). “It means a lot. I think it’s something I’ll never forget,” Lavender said. “I think it shows my dedication to my teammates and what I want to do for my team. … I just try to play hard for my team all the time.” After winning two straight conference games against Purdue (17-9, 7-6) and the Golden Gophers, the Buckeyes are hoping to keep the momentum rolling when they host Penn State (21-6, 10-3) on Thursday. In its previous encounter, Jan. 30 in State College, Pa., OSU fell, 80-71, to the Lady Lions when Penn State’s backcourt of Alex Bentley and Maggie Lucas combined for 39 points. Foster said Wednesday that the team must do a better job of preventing Bentley from penetrating and kicking the ball out to Lucas, who made 6 of 8 3-point attempts in that contest. Although Foster had questioned his team’s defensive intensity, he said he thought it was increasing lately. Senior guard Brittany Johnson said in addition to improving defensively, the team is becoming more cohesive on the offensive end. “I think we’re starting to mesh really well; we’re moving the ball. Last Penn State game we weren’t really moving the ball,” Johnson said. “It’s starting to come back. We’re starting to mesh, and it’s coming down to the end of the season and we’re playing really well right now.” Thursday’s tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center. read more

San Diegos Democrat Members of Congress respond to Mueller Statement

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The investigation of Russian Collusion is legally over. There was no collusion, and insufficient evidence to bring a case of obstruction. Yet, the Democrats in San Diego’s Congressional delegation are not convinced President Trump is clear of committing a crime.As KUSI’s Steve Bosh reports, our local Congressman believe President Trump is guilty of Obstructions, and they want to begin impeachment proceedings.Later in the newscast, Political Analyst and Attorney Vik Bajaj reacted to the Mueller statement. Watch his full interview by clicking here. Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter Steve Bosh, Steve Bosh Updated: 5:56 PMcenter_img May 29, 2019 Posted: May 29, 2019 San Diego’s Democrat Members of Congress respond to Mueller Statementlast_img read more

Boko Haram triple suicide bombings claim 30 lives 40 injured

first_imgLast year, two male suicide bombers detonated the bombs at a market near Muna Garage Maiduguri in Nigeria.ReutersAt least 30 people have died in a series of suicide attacks by Boko Haram militants in the northeastern region of Nigeria on Monday, June 17, emergency services reported. 0More than 40 people were injured.According to Usman Kachalla, head of operations at the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), the death toll has increased. “The death toll from the attack has so far increased to 30. We have over 40 people injured,” he said.According to reports, three militants detonated explosives outside a hall in Konduga, 38 kilometers from the Borno state capital Maiduguri, where a crowd of football fans were watching a match on TV.Last year, two male suicide bombers detonated bombs at a market near Muna Garage in Maiduguri, Nigeria.(This is breaking story. More details will be updated.)last_img read more

Five projects of ITE dept bag SKOCH award

first_imgKolkata: The state Information Technology and Electronics (IT&E) department has reasons to rejoice as five projects of the department have bagged SKOCH Order-of-Merit awards at the 52nd Skoch Summit in New Delhi, held from June 21 to 23.Society for Natural Language Technology Research (SNLTR) project that deals with digital archive of Bengali Literature, CyberSecurityCoE, Electronic Braille Reading System, and Matir Kotha and Implementation of ICT at School project were awarded. All these projects are being implemented by West Bengal Electronics Industry Development Corporation Ltd Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights(WEBEL).It may be mentioned that SNLTR, a society under IT department, is working on digitisation of prominent Benngali literary works, which are out of the protocol of copyright. As the process of digitisation follows an international encoding standard, it is easily accessible globally to the public on internet.SNLTR has digitised the entire literary works of Rabindranath Tagore with swaralipi, complete works of Saratchandra Chattopadhyay, complete works of Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Swami Vivekananda Rachanabali, and cinema-script of Satyajit Ray’s film Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed”The ongoing projects includes digitisation of Sukanto Rachana Samagro, Sree Ramakrishna Kathamrita, Nazrul Islam Rachana Samagro and Multidimensional Corpora of Bengali Speech,” a senior official of WEBEL said.In the cyber security category, Bengal is all poised to lead by example and has already set up a Cyber Security Centre of Excellence in New Town with the aim to explore new employment opportunities in the cyber security space amid growing demands for professionals and experts.”WEBEL Mediatronics Ltd’s Electronic Braille Reading System is being used by states like Jammu and Kashmir and Madhya Pradesh for imparting education to the blind students,” the official said.Matir Kotha project and Implementation of ICT at School scheme in Bengal both won the Gold Awards.Aninda Chatterjee, managing director Webel along with some senior officials were present at the award function in the capital.last_img read more