Arrindell invites 10 students to join her at Monroe College

POSTED: 09/20/11 12:02 PM

St. Maarten – Minister of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs, Dr. Rhoda Arrindell has offered 10 students in the final year of high school the chance to spend a week at Monroe College’s New York campus during the school break from October 3 to October 7. The first students to register will form part of the minister’s delegation to the school’s “College for a Week” event.

The week long experience will allow Arrindell and her delegation to get a close-up view of what students can expect if they decide to pursue their studies at Monroe College. The delegation members will also be able to sit in on some of the classes and discussions. Monroe College will provide accommodation and meals for the week-long event while the students will have to cover their travel expenses.
“Our presence at this first “College for a week” event organized by Monroe College will serve to further solidify the recent MOU signed between the College and St. Martin. We will meet with the first group of St. Martin students who recently travelled to the New Rochelle campus of Monroe College to further their education, evaluate and iron out any unforeseen challenges which they may have encountered and also seize this opportunity to finalize the details of the two full scholarships offered by this institution, which we have not yet made use of,” Arrindell stated in a release.

The deadline for registration for the College Week is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 23, 2011. Since there is only a limited amount of space available, registration will be strictly on a first come, first served basis. For further information, interested students and/or their parents are requested to call the Cabinet of the Minister during working hours at telephone number 542-9344.

Seven students have been accepted to Monroe College from St. Martin for the current academic year, however, only four of them are already there, while the rest are making preparations to start in January, 2012.
“With our sports policy now in its final stages and the splitting of the Youth and Sports Department, this may also be the opportune time to also revisit discussions with coaches about scouting and try-out opportunities for our students,” Arrindell added.

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