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Over the weekend Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr. Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation and Area Representative of Belize Rural South, took time to award three outstanding youth of Belize with scholarships.

Rachel Alamilla of San Pedro Roman Catholic School and Rafael Marin of Caye Caulker RC School were the top-scoring students for their school in Belize’s the Primary School Examination (PSE). Rachel scored an average of 94.3 and Rafael scored 79.9. For their top performance in their respective schools, Hon. Heredia granted both students a $500 book scholarship.

Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr. Awards Exceptional Youth

Hon. Manuel Heredia present Rachel Almailla of San Pedro with $500 book scholorship

Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr. Awards Exceptional Youth

Hon. Manuel Heredia presents Rafael Marin of Caye Caulker  with $500 book scholarship

Considered a Belizean Hero for his great work towards raising funds for the Belize Council for the Visual Impaired, vRowan Garel was granted a $10,000 scholarship by Hon. Heredia as he furthers his education in the United States at Drew University. Visually impaired himself, Rowan takes on the challenge of living on his own a the university expanding on his eco-location training.

Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr. Awards Exceptional Youth

On hand to accept the award for Rowan was his sister Aesha Garel

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