– wants to study mechanical engineering
– Region 10 ecstatic
Guyanese athlete Daniel Williams has been granted a scholarship at Hinds Community College in Raymond, Mississippi, USA, and is expected to take up same later this week.
This young resident of Region 10 (Upper Demerara/Berbice), who has dominated the National Schools Track and Field Championships for many years, has been heartily congratulated by the Region Ten Regional Democratic Council (RDC) through its Regional Chairman, Renis Morian.
Accompanied by his mother, Williams paid a courtesy call on Regional Chairman Morian, to whom he expressed his personal gratitude, as well as to the councillors of the region, for the unwavering support and assistance that was provided him over the years.
Reginal Chairman Morian, in expressing heartfelt congratulations to Williams, spoke about his discipline and dedication to the sport as the primary pillars that have resulted in his success over the years.
“This is a young man who, from as long as I can recall, has always been very disciplined and dedicated to athletics, and these are qualities that are critically important if athletes are going to succeed today,” Morian said.
Morian stressed that both he and the councillors are elated at the news that Williams has secured the scholarship, and they are confident he would become a superstar in the future.
Morian is urging other athletes in Region 10 to remain steadfast, committed, disciplined and patient. He reminded that the successes of Williams didn’t come overnight, but rather through diligence, commitment, and most importantly sacrifices to achieve the best.
He also advanced that any student can emulate the efforts and contributions of Williams, stating that his RDC remains committed and dedicated to those making meaningful and positive contributions to the holistic development of Region Ten.
“I want to reiterate my congratulations to (you), Daniel Williams, on your achievement of getting a scholarship; and May God bless you to claim many more. Through your hard work and determination, you have proven to be a student and athlete that the residents of Region Ten, Linden, would like to recognise and encourage to continue your educational aspiration as you join many other students from around the world at Hinds Community College,” Morian said.
The young athlete has expressed sincere thanks and gratitude to the Regional Chairman for his continued support and assistance, which he dubbing as being very significant to his motivation, thus resulting in his continued success.
“My family and I are very thankful for the continued and significant support that we have received from Region Ten, and more in particular the Regional Chairman, Mr Renis Morian; as it has helped me in difficult times. And today I would like to repeat our sincere thanks and gratitude. I, however, would like to state that as I leave for my scholarship, I would continue to give of my best so that my country, and most importantly the people of Region Ten, can remain proud and supportive of me,” Williams said.
Williams, who was born in the mining town of Linden, started participating in athletics at the primary school level, where he excelled. As he progressed to secondary school, his successes continued, with him being a regular feature at the National Schools Championships.
In 2017, he became the most decorated athlete, winning records in the High Jump, 100M, 200M and 400M races as he competed in the U12, U14, U16 and U18 categories.
His athletic prowess was not limited to the track. Williams
attended the Mackenzie High School (MHS), and in 2015, writing the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Examinations, he secured one Grade One, four Grade Two, and three Grade Three passes from the eight subjects that he wrote. He went on to sixth form at that very institution, and completed Unit One at the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE).
The young man admitted that he harbours aspirations of studying Mechanical Engineering, although he is currently a student at the University of Guyana, pursuing a degree in Computer Science.
“I am extremely elated over this scholarship, and I can promise the people of Guyana that, while at Hinds, I will certainly be giving of my best, thus bringing further success to Guyanese athletes,” be assured.