A McGill University student is the recipient of this year’s Arts & Culture Jamaica (ACJAM) scholarship.
First-year student Toneisha Robinson-Miller, who is enrolled in the General Arts program, could not attend the award ceremony last Thursday at the Jamaica Consulate because of studies at the Montreal University.
Her mother, Barbara Sinclair, accepted the award.
This is a proud moment for my daughter and our family,” said Sinclair. “She’s a hard worker who is very focused and creative. We are very proud of her and this is a major achievement.”
Graduating with a 90 per cent average from Cawthra Park Secondary School, Robinson-Miller’s favourite musical instrument is the piano which she has been playing for the past eight years. She has also received vocal coaching since 2008.
“This practice has enabled me to develop a love and passion for music and I have applied it by teaching vocal and piano lessons at a private studio in the past year,” she said.
Last year, she toured Austria with the Cawthra Park Chamber Choir, performed with Cirque du Soleil and the Rolling Stones and appeared at the We Day celebrations at the Air Canada Centre.
Robinson-Miller, who is bilingual, has been active in the community. She volunteered with the Mississauga Central Library for two years and at the Sick Kids Hospital fundraiser.
ACJAM president and past president Cherita Girvan-Campbell and Paula de Ronde respectively joined Jamaica’s consul general George Ramocan in making the award presentation.
ACJAM has presented 30 scholarships since the program was launched.