ACE Awards: JayLynn Hines & Eden Richardson

July 2, 2013

The ACE Foundation announced that JayLynn Hines has been awarded the 2013 Robert Clements/ACE Scholarship, while Eden Richardson is the 2013 ACE/Bermuda College Education Award recipient.

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JayLynn, a graduate of Bermuda High School, was selected from a competitive field of over 60 candidates as the 2013 Robert Clements/ACE Scholar. She will commence her undergraduate degree in Economics with a minor in Geography, at the University of Toronto in September.

During her time at BHS, JayLynn served as Head Girl, captained the BHS undefeated softball team earning the Most Valuable Player award for four years consecutively, and led her peers in a community initiative to give food and clothing to the homeless in Hamilton. She was active in school productions providing technical and lighting expertise for the Schools Eco Runway projects and theatrical performances.

JayLynn is an accomplished athlete. She was scouted by the Tuff Dogs softball team becoming one of the youngest players and one of the only women on the team. She has played in the Bermuda Netball Association’s Senior League and was a respected member of the BHS interschool netball, track and field, basketball and football teams. JayLynn is a talented equestrian and has represented Bermuda both locally and internationally at horse riding competitions in Germany, South America, and the Caribbean. She has worked as a camp counselor and riding instructor at Spicelands Riding Centre and volunteers her time and expertise at Bermuda Equestrian Federation events. Her entrepreneurial spirit is evident in her decision in 2011 to open and operate her own horse riding business offering riding lessons and coaching to young children.

JayLynn was named the 2013 Bermuda Outstanding Teen for Leadership acknowledging the commitment she has shown to her community and sports teams. She recently received the Institute of Chartered Accountants Award as an outstanding student in the areas of academics, leadership, school spirit and community involvement.

“With such a talented pool of candidates selecting a single recipient is a challenging process.” said Lori Samson, Trustee of the ACE Foundation – Bermuda. “JayLynn was selected as the Robert Clements/ACE Scholar not simply because of her academic achievements. Her strong work ethic, determination, community involvement and diverse talents impressed the Committee. JayLynn absolutely embodies those qualities that we look for in a Robert Clements/ACE Scholar and we are extremely proud to welcome her to the ACE Scholars family.”

The Robert Clements/ACE Scholarship is a fully-funded four-year scholarship open to Bermudians studying for an undergraduate or graduate degree in insurance, risk management, actuarial science or other disciplines related to the insurance industry including accounting, law and economics.

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Eden Richardson, the 2013 ACE/Bermuda College Education Award Recipient, graduated from the Bermuda College in May with an Associate of Science degree in Biology. She will commence a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine in the United Kingdom at the University of Leicester in September and plans to work as an emergency physician when she returns to Bermuda. Eden has pursued her interest in the sciences and urgent care field through her studies at the Bermuda College, internships at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Science (BIOS), and work experience in the Corange Science Laboratories at the Bermuda College as a student volunteer.

As a volunteer with the St. John Ambulance Brigade she serves as a medic and is responsible for logistics coordination between the Ambulance and external event organizers. Eden’s dedication to her role as Duty Officer and Advanced Medical First Responder earned her the St. John Ambulance Volunteer of the Year award in 2012. She has shown tremendous dedication to medical calling and initiated blood drives on campus encouraging students and faculty members to become regular donors.

During her time at the Bermuda College Eden’s achievements were recognized on the Presidents List for outstanding academic performance, and she was named the Corange Science Scholar for 2011. Eden held many student positions including Chief Editor for Real Talk, the Bermuda College student newsletter; Teaching Assistant in the College’s Biology department; and Student Employee in the Business Office and Department of Communications. She looks forward to returning to Bermuda and realizing her childhood dream of becoming an emergency physician and making a positive impact on the community.

Samantha Froud, Chief Administration Officer, Bermuda Group, and member of the ACE Bermuda College Education Award selection committee said, “ACE is delighted to continue its partnership with the Bermuda College and to provide this education award. The Bermuda College graduates we interviewed were pursuing a variety of subjects and all of them were excellent candidates. Eden stood out as she demonstrated a strong passion and commitment to becoming a physician and returning to Bermuda to pursue her career. ACE looks forward to helping her achieve that goal.”

The ACE/Bermuda College Education Award provides $15,000 a year for two years to the successful Bermuda College graduate to assist them with the continuation of their undergraduate studies overseas. Since inception, six Bermudian students have benefitted from the Education Award.

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  1. Double Standards says:

    Well done ladies!

  2. Wenkitah Davis (Validus Holdings) says:

    Well done to you both!

  3. Honestly says:

    Congratulations Ladies! Much success on your studies!