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JWOF accepting applications for “Powerful Women…Next Generation” Scholarship

first_imgKeynote Paula Williams Madison at the recent JWOF conference Applications are now being accepted for the Jamaican Women of Florida (JWOF) “Powerful Women…Next Generation” scholarship. The scholarship, renewable annually, is awarded to a first or second generation, Jamaican-American female high school student attending college in Fall 2017.  Valued at $1,250 yearly, the scholarship will encourage the recipient to achieve her four-year educational goal at a tertiary institution. Must be South Florida residentsIn order to meet the criteria for the scholarship opportunity, the candidate must be a resident of South Florida, and have a high school graduating 3.5 GPA, which must be maintained throughout the tenure of the scholarship.  Application must be submitted by Thursday, February 15, 2018.Commitment to be a volunteerAs part of the qualifying criteria, the candidate is required to demonstrate commitment as a volunteer in community projects by performing a minimum of forty hours per semester. In addition, the candidate must compose an essay (not more than two (2) pages, double-spaced), explaining why she should be awarded this scholarship.  The applicant’s study program should also include credits in International Studies and/or Women’s studies, if available.  The application material should include the following: (1) the essay, (2) list of volunteer/community projects and (3) school transcript.  These must be accompanied by candidate’s contact information (name/address/telephone/email address).  The information can be emailed to Jamaican Women of Florida (JWOF) at [email protected] or mailed to P.O. Box 551677, Davie, FL 33355. Application must be received by Thursday, February 15, 2018. The Scholarship will be awarded at the fifth anniversary celebration of the JWOF organization which takes place at the Women’s Empowerment Conference and Scholarship Luncheon to be held on Saturday, April 8,  at the Jungle Island, Miami Beach.  Further details regarding the scholarship and anniversary celebration is available online www.JamaicanWomenOfFlorida.comlast_img read more

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Ballybofey to host Ulster Finals of Irish Dancing Championships

first_imgMore than 10,000 people will descend on Ballybofey this weekend for the Ulster Final of the Irish Dancing Championships from November 17th to 20th.Irish dancing is becoming more popular than ever before and this competition is a mecca showcase for the young people (4yrs – 21yrs) performing and competing in the traditional art of dancing at national and world level and for the impassioned audience it attracts from all over the global community.It adds a festival dimension to Ballybofey as an out-of season event and will benefit the neighbouring towns of Stranorlar, Letterkenny and Donegal Town. Kevin Armstrong, Director of the Ulster Championships, stated that there are in excess of 2000 entries to this competition and that he expects the largest attendance ever at this particular four day dancing event.The success of the Ulster Dancing Championships event in County Donegal to date has determined the imminent return of Oireachtas Rince Uladh to the county again in 2017.An Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Terence Slowey said that “Oireachtas Rincí Uladh”, “The Ulster Dancing Championships” have been coming to Donegal for quite a number of years now and that Donegal County Council recognises the cultural and traditional value and importance of this great event as well as the economic and social benefits to the county. He wishes all involved great success.A Céad Míle Fáilte is extended to everyone who wishes to view and experience Irish Dancing at its ultimate best and to explore what the Ulster Dancing Championships event holds in store for the avid Irish dancing enthusiasts and local communities. This event is being hosted in Jackson’s Hotel in Ballybofey for four days in the form of high class competitive entertainment.PREASEISIÚINTOireachtas Rince Uladh i mBealach Féich 2016 – 17 go 20 Samhain 2016Beidh Oireachtas Rince Uladh ar siúl i mBealach Féich ón 17ú – 20ú Samhain 2016.Meastar go mbeidh tuairim 10,000 duine ag freastal ó Chúige Uladh agus contaethe teorainn thar an cheithre lá iomlán de cheiliúradh rince iomaíochta. Tá móréileamh ar an Rince Gaelach níos mó anois ná mar a bhí ariamh. Is féile comhaimseartha é do dhamhsóirí óga (4bl – 21bl), ag cur i láthair agus ag iomaíocht san ealaíon Rince Gaelach, agus don lucht féachana a tharraingníonn sé ó na ceantair domhanda. Cáilífear na buaiteoirí ar aghaidh go dtí Craobhchomórtais an Domhain 2017. Cuireann an ócaid seo le gné féilte ‘as séasúr’ agus rachaidh sé i sochar forbairt eacnamaíoch, sóisialta agus cultúrtha do Bhealach Féich agus do na bailte comharsan Sráth an Urláir, Leitir Ceanainn agus Baile Dhún na nGall chomh maith.Dúirt Stiúrthóir Oireachtas Rincí Uladh, Kevin Armstrong, go bhfuil i bhfad níos mó éilimh ar an ócáid seo ná mar a bhí ariamh aroimhe agus go bhfuil thar 2000 iarratais istigh don chomórtas an iarraidh seo. Ciallaíonn seo go mbeidh scaiftí móra ag freastal thar an cheithre lá de chomórtais. Beidh Oireachtas Rincí Uladh ag filleadh ar an chontae arís in 2017.Guíonn Cathaoirleach Chomhairle Contae Dhún na nGall, an Clr Toirleach Ó Sluaighe, gach rath ar an Oireachtas seo. Dúirt sé go n-aithníonn Comhairle Contae Dhún na nGall an tábhacht agus an fiúntas cultúrtha, sóisialta agus eacnamaíoch don chontae ach go hairithe ag an am seo den bhliain.Tá fáilte roimh chách go hÓstán Jacksons i mBealach Féich chun an díogras agus an chuid is fearr den Rince Ghaelach a bhlaisiú i bhfoirm siamsaíocht iomaíoch den scoth. Ballybofey to host Ulster Finals of Irish Dancing Championships was last modified: November 15th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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