The Minister of Education and Technical and Vocational Training, the Hon. Glenys Hanna Martin, attended the award ceremony for the Munroe Pinder Scholarship recently, where representatives of the recipients were on hand to accept the award on behalf of the deserving students who were chosen.

Minister Martin spoke to the significance of the award saying, “the scholarship award will be given tonight to the student or students who exemplify the qualities the Munroe and Pinder sought to nurture and develop, promote and celebrate their entire lives. It is heartening to know that the award is highly competitive with so many gifted young Bahamians vying. I say to all those who have competed, you have already demonstrated that you are well on the way to outstanding lives. You have risen to the top in perhaps the most challenging of times in modern history. I congratulate all of you.”

The awards were presented by the widow of Dr. Richard Pinder for whom the award is named, Sheila Pinder. First runner up was Christopher Knowles, second runner up was Tron Strapp. Myles Munroe Jr., son of the late Dr. Myles Munroe was also on hand and said, “we tried our best to be as fair as possible and hopefully we’re able to do a whole lot more in the coming years.”

The Munroe-Pinder Award is a merit based scholarship that identifies 12th grade and freshmen undergraduate students, who in addition to academics, demonstrate inspiration, innovation and initiative driven leadership.