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RESTAURANT Associates Limited, franchise holder for Burger King Jamaica, presented a scholarship valued at $120,000 to World Youth 100m hurdles record holder and Holmwood Technical High standout Yanique Thompson to assist with her education expenses for the current school year.
Thompson was presented with her award at a ceremony held at the Holmwood Technical School auditorium on Monday.
"My sixth form fees are expensive and as a boarding student the expenses can add up very fast. So I am very grateful to receive this scholarship," Thompson was quoted as saying.
Assistant coach of the Holmwood track team, Dwight Jones, also expressed his gratitude for Burger King's support.
"This (scholarship) will go a far way to help with her education which is very important for any student athlete," he said.
Nicholas Mundell, brand manager at Burger King, pointed out that Yanique was well deserving of the scholarship as she showed commitment both on the track and in the classroom.
He also mentioned that Burger King continues to show support to education and today's presentation was another in the company's effort to grant much needed financial aid to student athletes who are also excelling in the classroom.
Thompson won the 100m hurdles final at the 2013 IAAF World Youth Championship (WYC) in the Ukraine with an astonishing run of 12.94 seconds, and in the process, becoming the first Jamaican 100m hurdles gold medallist at the WYC, and the first to hold a world record in the event at any level, after bettering Adrianna Lamalle's 13.08, which was set in 1999.
World Youth 100m hurdles record holder and Holmwood High student
Yanique Thompson (centre) is all smiles after receiving her scholarship
certificate at a presentation on the school’s compound on Monday. Sharing
the moment are Burger King brand manager Nicholas Mundell (left) and
assistant track and field coach at Holmwood Dwight Jones.
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