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HLSCC student wins essay competition in Florida

HLSCC - Thursday, March 15th, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Renata

H. Lavity Stoutt Community College student Renata Rubaine has won the 2012 Phi Theta Kappa International Honour Society’s Florida Regional Essay Competition. The prompt for the competition was the PTK Honours Study Topic for 2010-2012, “The Democratisation of Information: Power, Peril, and Promise.”

Renata’s entry competed against submissions by students from the 88 chapters that fall under the banner of the PTK’s Florida Region. The title was, “The Effects of Globalisation on Caribbean Economies.”

The essay was a provocative exploration of the democratisation of information from an economic perspective. It largely found that, in this domain, many of the positives experienced by larger Caribbean economies as a result of globalisation are not accessible to the same degree by the region’s smaller countries.

Renata was able to examine case studies that covered the decline of agricultural industries in St. Vincent, St. Lucia and Jamaica, as well as the reliance the British Virgin Islands must place on outside influences for the maintenance of the two pillars of its economy––offshore banking and tourism.

President Dr. Karl Dawson said the College is proud of Ms. Rubaine’s accomplishment and congratulated her unreservedly. In light of the topic of her essay, which is closely linked to the theme of the upcoming Islands of the World XII Conference to be hosted at HLSCC from 29 May-1 June, President Dawson has extended free registration for her to attend the event.

HLSCC Lecturer and the College’s Beta Omicron Sigma Chapter Advisor Richard Georges also expressed his congratulations. “When I asked Renata to enter this competition, it was with the full knowledge of her excellent abilities as a writer, researcher and scholar,” he said.

Mr. Georges said students like Renata demonstrate the kinds of things young people can achieve once they have found focus and have been given the support and encouragement needed to excel and realise their potential.

“Her industry has brought her this award, which I am certain is one of many achievements to come,” he added. “She will continue to be a shining jewel for her chapter, her College and her country.”

The Florida Region of Phi Theta Kappa held its Regional Convention from 1-4 March in Jacksonville, Florida, hosted by Upsilon Eta Chapter at Florida Community College. A small delegation attended on behalf of Beta Omicron Sigma.

The delegation included Lecturer and Chapter Advisor Sauda Smith, Chapter President Michael Boyd, and former Chapter President and current International Vice-President for Division II Esteban Smith. Ms. Smith and Esteban conducted a workshop at the conference on the 2012-2014 Honours Study Topic, “The Culture of Competition.”

Within the organisation, HLSCC’s Chapter of PTK falls under the regional jurisdiction of Florida. Beta Omicron Sigma is the local chapter of PTK at the College.

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  1. hmm
    March 15, 2012
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    congratulations Renata and to mr and mrs Rubaine your efforts have not gone unnoticed God is rewarding you for the nurture and care you placed on your children for giving them a christian education and raising them in the fear and admonition of the lord the accomplishment that they have made and is making in their is a reward for your faithfulness to the creator

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  2. me!...
    March 15, 2012
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    congrats dia so proud of u and remember to keep the good works up and strive for excellents and im behind u a 100% once again good job loveeeee you!!

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  3. Hello!!
    March 15, 2012
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    Congrats Renata. This is your time SHINE on.

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  4. Enlightened
    March 15, 2012
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    Jean & Arthur, this is confirmation that the sacrifice made by parents to create an environment that promotes excellence for our children will not always go to waste. As parents, we all owe it to our children to help them to excel academically. Let us all start reading to them and with them. Get them to start reading books now for fun. Well done Renata!!

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  5. Brilliant
    March 14, 2012
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    A product of Christian Education – BVI Seventh-Day Adventist. Good going Renata. I am proud of ya.
    GY

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  6. ooooo
    March 14, 2012
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    andrew was really jammin….moving from good to great

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    • Who?
      March 15, 2012
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      Andrew who? This young lady’s success is due to the blessings of God, dedicated parents,her inner motivation, a sound primary and secondary school education – BVI SDA School in both instances. Andrew who?

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  7. WOW
    March 14, 2012
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    Yea diman she pretty.

    beauty and brains; one of a kind in these here parts…

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  8. Happy Birthdayyy!
    March 14, 2012
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    Congratsss Renata!:)

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  9. Man Down
    March 14, 2012
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    Wow another success story from a young local. Congrats! Whoever her parents are they should be beaming with pride!

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  10. HLSCC Lecturer
    March 14, 2012
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    Renata represents what is wonderful about HLSCC and we are proud of her. More of the students should compete internationally and continue to show the world that an institution in the initial stages of applying for accreditation can produce students whose skills match and exceed those of students internationally. Congrats Renata and congrats HLSCC. The College can clearly cultivate and nurture brilliance!

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  11. ICU
    March 14, 2012
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    Congratulations, Renata….you did great, so proud of you…and your family

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  12. wow
    March 14, 2012
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    damn shes hottttt!!! I care about her brains not.. I love how she looks

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  13. smileyface
    March 14, 2012
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    wow… congratulations! love that yall really putting BVI out there and show casing our talents and what we can do academically! Job well done.

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  14. Officer Teacher
    March 14, 2012
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    Excellent Renata! I must say that I am not surprised because I expect nothing but greatness from you. However I am excited that you have not ceased your efforts.

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