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  • Atlantic inducts 10 into 2015 Point Fortin's Finest

    The hard work and diligence of 10 newly coined secondary school students from Point Fortin have been rewarded, as they officially became members of Atlantic’s Point Fortin’s Finest Leadership Developmental Programme. 

    The 10 became the 16th annual intake of students into the Programme since its inception in 2000 and were formally welcomed at an induction ceremony held recently at Atlantic’s Point Fortin Administration offices. 

    Joining the 2015 cohort of the Point Fortin's Finest are: Teckoa Alexander, Reihel Boodoo, Alesha Douglas, Michael Fletcher, Niasha Mungal, Aliyah Samuel, Tee-Jay Sellier, Naomi Somai, Britney Thomas and Callia Ugas-Moy. 

    Atlantic’s Vice President of Corporate Operations, Toni Sirju-Ramnarine, encouraged the newest Point Fortin’s Finest students to emphasize the development of strong personal values that would sustain their success.  “The world is filled with men and women with degrees and financial success,” Sirju-Ramnarne said.  “What we need more of are men and women who are disciplined, who are honest, who are respected, and who understand the importance of lending assistance to those who may need it most.  Atlantic believes in your success and will do all we can to support you all the way.” 

    Since its establishment in 2000, the Point Fortin’s Finest Programme has every year admitted ten students from Point Fortin and environs who have performed exceptionally well at the SEA examinations.  The Programme provides funding for school-related expenses for seven (7) years of secondary school education and three (3) years of university/tertiary education.  Additionally, the students have the opportunity to participate in annual vacation camps, where they meet other students from Point Fortin’s Finest Honour Roll, and attend workshops that help them learn about social skills, team-building and other leadership competencies.  Atlantic also facilitates a World-of-Work programme, where students pursuing tertiary education can work at the LNG producer during the July/August vacation and learn more about the industry and its associated careers. 

    At the induction ceremony, feature addresses were also given by the Ministry of Education’s Schools Supervisor II, Vincent Graham, and one of the pioneer participants in the Point Fortin’s Finest Programme, Shemeon Williams.  Williams, as one of the first students in the Programme, shared his personal experience transitioning from primary school to high school to pursuing a career in engineering, and how the Point Fortin’s Finest enhanced his faith in his abilities. 

    “The Point Fortin’s Finest was a program that taught us we could accomplish great things,” Williams said.  “It gave us belief in ourselves, so that we could also accomplish great things for our country.”  Williams also spoke of the formation of the Point Fortin’s Finest Alumni, an NGO through which past participants give back to their community through charitable activities. 

    The induction ceremony also featured the video “Play Fair, Live Fair”, the flagship vehicle for Atlantic’s ongoing campaign to promote positive behaviours and tolerance among school children.     

    In support of the “Fair Play” campaign, Jeromy Rodriguez, two-time National Junior Soca Monarch winner and President of the Anti-Bullying Association of Trinidad and Tobago, performed a stirring composition for the new Point Fortin’s Finest students.