Doron Cassell is the 2019 Montserrat Island Scholarship awardee and is expected to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies in Barbados.
Cassell is the first scholar to receive the award since the Government of Montserrat approved funding for the scholarship in the 2019-2020 budget. He was selected from a pool of four applicants.
On Monday, the Governor His Excellency, Andrew Pearce presented Cassell with his award letter in a brief ceremony at the Governor’s Office.
Montserrat Island Scholars are to be selected each year based on their results at the Caribbean Examination Council’s, Caribbean Advance Proficiency Examination and their commitment to leading in Montserrat’s development and growth.
Doron is a 2019 graduand of the Montserrat Community College where he was student body President and a Member of the College’s Board of Governors. In addition to his academic prowess he is an active member of the Catholic Youth Council and has served on the MSS Student Leadership Team. Doron was also a member of the Debating Society, and an intern with 4th Dymension, a local IT company. He is an ardent athlete who plays basketball and football. As a footballer he has worked his way up from the Under-15 and Under-17 squads to the Montserrat
National Team. Doron aspires to making a contribution to the development of the Information Communications Technology and Computer Science sectors of Montserrat on completion.
In congratulating Cassell on becoming the first Montserrat Island Scholar, Minister of Education, Hon. Delmaude Ryan urged him to do his best and to make his family and Montserrat proud. She also encouraged more young people to pursue studies at the Montserrat Community College where they could have a chance at obtaining funding for any area they wished, not just those available on the Government of Montserrat’s priority list.