Ky-Lee Dyce makes family proud with JN scholarship Loop Jamaica

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Twelve-year-old Ky-Lee Dyce, a JN Scholarship recipient from St Thomas, is an avid reader, which she attributes to her success in the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) exams.

“She reads any book she comes across, but most of all, she loves her Bible! She’s always seen with it,” shared her grandmother, Anna Dyce.

“Even while studying, she’ll study for some time and then take breaks to read her Bible,” said Anna. Ky-Lee’s love for the Bible is not surprising, as she was raised in the church and is a member of the Church of God (Seventh Day), White Horses. Her pastor, O’Dean Bailey, speaks highly of her. The family emphasises spiritual focus and attributes hard work and prayer to Ky-Lee’s achievements.

As a former student of White Horses Primary and Infant School in St Thomas, Ky-Lee scored 341.7 in the PEP Exams. Consequently, she gained admission to Campion College and received the JN PEP Scholarship for St Thomas. Anna describes Ky-Lee as focused and disciplined, causing no trouble.

“I was thrilled when I learned that Ky-Lee was getting the JN Scholarship! She’s diligent about schoolwork,” said Anna.

Ky-Lee feels overjoyed that her hard work has paid off. “When I discovered I got this scholarship, I felt relief, joy, and accomplishment all at once,” she said. Described as passionate, curious, and reliable by Anna, Ky-Lee is dedicated to achieving her goals and making her family proud. To prepare for school each day, she wakes up at 3:30am, catches the bus at 5:15am, and travels from St Thomas to Campion College.

“She has supportive friends who work together on their laptops and encourage each other,” remarked Anna. Ky-Lee’s mother, Kimiella Moore, expressed her pride in her daughter’s achievements and recognised her self-driven learning abilities. Her father, Kerwayne Dyce, echoed his immense pride, stating that the scholarship highlighted his daughter’s commitment and potential.

With strong support from her grandparents, parents, and aunt Devita Dyce, who helps with homework and motivates her to study hard, Ky-Lee aims to become a software engineer by maintaining her hard work. Sharlene McDonald, Ky-Lee’s primary school teacher for grades five and six at White Horses Primary and Infant School, recalled her as a dedicated, disciplined student who was elected head girl.T

he JN Foundation PEP scholarships and grants are awarded to students who exemplify academic excellence, leadership potential, and dedication – qualities that Ky-Lee has consistently demonstrated throughout her educational journey. SinTce 1983, the Jamaica National Group has supported hundreds of young people at secondary and tertiary levels through its scholarship programme.