Devonshire Parish Council Scholarship Recipients

August 24, 2012

The Devonshire Parish Council have announced the winners of its 2012 Scholarship and Bursaries. This year’s recipients have demonstrated dedicated community service, achieved academic and personal success and have all expressed a desire to return to Bermuda to contribute to our community with their chosen careers.

The 2012 scholarship winner is Ms. Teleza Pitcher and the three bursary winners are Ms. Kascia White, Mr. David Thomas and Mr. Wendell Tre Ming.

Ms. Pitcher will be entering her final year at Howard University in Washington, DC, where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology with hopes of going to Dental School.

Ms. Pitcher, who is a graduate of the Berkeley Institute, has an array of volunteer experiences both related to the medical field and the greater community.

Left to right are Mr. Wendell Ming, Ms. Kascia White, Ms. Teleza Pitcher and Mr. David Thomas:

Ms. Kascia White is entering her final year at St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology with a minor of Psychology. She ultimately desires to become a Marine Veterinarian and Biologist.

Ms. White who is a graduate of the Bermuda Institute is an active soccer player, a qualified science diver and a past delegate for Bermuda to the Global Young Leadership Conference in Washington and Europe.

Mr. David Thomas is a 2012 graduate of the Mount Saint Agnes Academy. He will be enrolling at the Ohio State University where he will pursue an Engineering degree.

Mr. Thomas is an avid basketball player, has achieved the silver level of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and is a regular volunteer with the St. Theresa’s Church Loaves and Fishes Program as well as the Bermuda Zoological Society.

Mr. Wendell Tre Ming is a well known local football player who will enroll in his freshman year at Elmira College in upstate New York. Mr. Ming has represented Bermuda at numerous international tournaments and has served as a mentor to younger players on the island.

In the fall, Mr. Ming will enroll on a degree that will allow him to major in physical education and english. He desires to return to Bermuda to teach in the local system and coach at the national level.

A Council spokesperson said, “The Devonshire Parish Council sees great value in investing into the educational pursuits of its younger residents.

“The Devonshire Council wishes its recipients continued success in their academic and extra-curricular pursuits. For further information on the scholarship application, please email:”.

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  1. Juliette says:

    Well Done Kasia!!!!

  2. Nathelee Simons says:

    Congratulations to you all and your families, the sky is the limit when preparation meets opportunity.

    Well done Teleza, keep your focus and dedication. God willing we will have a ‘family’ dentist soon:) ALL the best for the Final Year. WE Love you girl.

  3. Kat says:

    Great Job!!!!!! Keep up the good work.

  4. Honestly says:

    So proud of all of you! Continue to be steadfast in your studies n the outcome will be well worth the stress n headaches!

  5. GVT Mechanic says:

    What wonderful role models. I wish you all every success.

  6. Prayerful says:

    So good to se such positivity in our young people. Best wishes to all of you.