2011 graduate Thristina Harwood is one of the 25 outstanding young Jamaicans honoured with the Prime Minister’s 2013 Award for Excellence recently. The award ceremony was held on the east lawns of Jamaica House, Kingston, on April 6, under the theme: ‘Celebrating Jamaican Youth…the Courage of Perseverance’.
Thristina’s early love of netball from primary school developed her skill at SAHS under the tutelage of Ms. Jennifer Brown. With her talent being recognised very early, Thristina was picked for the Under-13 national team occupying positions such as Goal Shooter and Goal Attack. She was a member of the gold-winning Under-16 team national team at the Jean Pierre Youth Netball Championships. Later playing on the Under-21 team at the World Youth Championships in 2013, Thristina and her team earned bronze medals for Jamaica. She was also one of the ten players to be listed ‘future players to watch’ at the World Youth Championship.
Thristina Harwood has represented Jamaica in netball for the past seven years and is now pursuing a degree in Management Studies at UWI, where she was also named UWI’s Sports Woman of the Year 2013. She is yet another example of a St. Andrew High School graduate distinguishing herself in her field. She is truly living the vision and changing the world.