The Gem Project Speak at Scholarship Benefit, to aid Dunrobin Primary School in Jamaica, Led by Miss Jamaica US-2010

“The Gem Project Speak at Scholarship Benefit, to aid Dunrobin Primary School in Jamaica, led by Miss Jamaica US-2010, Kerisa Harriott”

Dunrobin Primary School is based in St. Andrews, Jamaica. The benefit took place in Queens, NY, named after Mr. Michael W. Harriott, Kerisa’s late father who served as a noble police officer and role-model.  Kerisa plans to host this benefit annually even after her reign concludes on July 31, 2011.

“The Youth- Our Future”

On Friday, July 22, 2011- The Gem Project was sought out to speak on the behalf of the youth and the state of education by Ms. Kerisa Harriott. The talk titled, “The Value of Giving Back: A Message to the Younger Generation” also spoke on the importance of nourishing dreams, leading by example, and  the foundation of innovation.

41 years ago Dunrobin Primary School was founded in St. Andrews, Jamaica initially as a pilot which could only accommodate 375 students under the instruction of 7 teachers. Last year, Dunrobin celebrated their 40th  anniversary by continuing to be one of Jamaica’s most prominent primary schools, with about 1400 students in attendance of that celebration.  Dunrobin has set a trail of bringing out one of the best leaders and visionaries of their community and world. Ms. Kerisa Harriot, current reigning Miss Jamaica US,  was able to benefit from this education. Harriott is currently finishing her studies as a dental student at UMDNJ- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

The event took place at 224-01 Linden Blvd. Queens, NY with the Jamaica Ex-Police association (Queens Chapter).  The benefit was led and hosted by Kerisa Harriott, Miss Jamaica US- 2010. The proceeds will be awarded as a scholarship to benefit select high-achieving students of Dunrobin Primary School.

Donations are to be made out to: JAMAICA EX-POLICE ASSOCIATION and mailed to: 224-01 Linden Blvd. Queens, NY 11411.

Kerisa Harriott is the current reigning Miss Jamaica US. On July 31, 2011 she will be crowning a new representative and beauty queen.

About  Kerisa Harriott

Kerisa Harriott holds the title of Miss Jamaica US 2010.  In Jamaica, Harriott attended Hillel Academy High School on a full scholarship and was made Head Girl in 2002. Prior to that, she attended Dunrobin primary school in St. Andrews, Jamaica. In the United States, Kerisa Harriott went on to earn a degree in Chemistry and graduated with honors at Randolph-Macon College. During her time at Randolph-Macon, Harriott worked as a Junior Scientist at Siemens Diagnostics. Currently, Harriott is on scholarship as a dental student at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.


About The Gem Project, Inc. 

The Gem Project is a not-for-profit organization that educates school-age children, youth, and young adults about issues that are affecting them and their communities. Through the use of innovative programs and enriching activities, the Gem Project is able to hone the leadership and community organizing skills of our youth. Since its inception, they have educated over 900 persons and instructed over 30 programs with an attendance count of over 1000 compiled from all events to date.

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