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Montserrat’s music student Alexica Adams wins Myrtle Sammy bursary in Trinidad

The Trinidad Express earlier this year reported that the recipient of the year’s Myrtle Sammy Award was Alexica Alana Adams.

Alexica Alana Adams

Adams, who just after a term break returned to Trinidad this week is a final year stu­dent who is presently enrolled in the BA Musical Arts programme, Department of Creative and Festival Arts at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine.

The Award of the Myrtle Sammy Bursary 2011/2012 was made on January 13 at the offices of Design Engineering Services Ltd.

The Myrtle Sammy Bursary will be offered each year by the Sammy family in memory of their mother the late Myrtle Sammy who was also the wife of the late Prof George Moon Sammy, founder of the Food Technology Unit, Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering at the University of the West Indies (UW1), Myrtle Sammy was instrumental in the founding of the University Choir which she led during the 1960’s and 1970’s. From an early age and up until her passing, Myrtle Sammy was involved in the field of music, a vocation spanning more than eighty years and touching countless lives.

Alexica with class mate holding steel band sticks

The Award is open to all stu­dents enrolled in the final year of the Degree in Music Programme of­fered at the Department of Creative and Festival Arts at the University of the West Indies.

They must be nationals of the Caribbean and have a good academ­ic record. However, the prime crite­rion for the Award is financial need. The Award was established in 2010 with Alexica Alana Adams the second recipient.

 

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The Trinidad Express earlier this year reported that the recipient of the year’s Myrtle Sammy Award was Alexica Alana Adams.

Alexica Alana Adams

Adams, who just after a term break returned to Trinidad this week is a final year stu­dent who is presently enrolled in the BA Musical Arts programme, Department of Creative and Festival Arts at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine.

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The Award of the Myrtle Sammy Bursary 2011/2012 was made on January 13 at the offices of Design Engineering Services Ltd.

The Myrtle Sammy Bursary will be offered each year by the Sammy family in memory of their mother the late Myrtle Sammy who was also the wife of the late Prof George Moon Sammy, founder of the Food Technology Unit, Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering at the University of the West Indies (UW1), Myrtle Sammy was instrumental in the founding of the University Choir which she led during the 1960’s and 1970’s. From an early age and up until her passing, Myrtle Sammy was involved in the field of music, a vocation spanning more than eighty years and touching countless lives.

Alexica with class mate holding steel band sticks

The Award is open to all stu­dents enrolled in the final year of the Degree in Music Programme of­fered at the Department of Creative and Festival Arts at the University of the West Indies.

They must be nationals of the Caribbean and have a good academ­ic record. However, the prime crite­rion for the Award is financial need. The Award was established in 2010 with Alexica Alana Adams the second recipient.