The presidents of the Canary Government, Fernando Clavijo, and the DISA Foundation, Raimundo Baroja, have handed over our student Jacqueline Páez Pérez and other twenty canary students, an award for their effort and commitment, which has served to achieve the best grades during the school year 2016-2017.
On October 6th of 2017 , the V Awards for Academic Excellence in the Baccalaureate were presented, which award the DISA Foundation in coordination with the Ministry of Education and Universities of the Government of the Canary Islands. The ceremony took place at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Government of the Canary Islands in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and was attended by the Regional Executive President, Fernando Clavijo, Vice-Minister of Education and Universities, David Pérez-Dionis, and the president of the DISA Foundation, Raimundo Baroja, as well as the families, teachers and friends of the students awarded.
The presindent of the Canry Government, Fernando Clavijo, praised the great personal achievement done by these students: “I´m sure that it has been necessary great doses of effort, planificaction and hard work, not only in an individual way, but colectively with theirs teachers and families”;“You are not only exemplary students, you are good citizens, since you are the best proof that this land has the best tools to continue advancing and to be a better society every day, a people more prepared, more participative, more solidary and fairer” the president added.
On his behalf, the DISA Foundation’s president, Raimundo Baroja, underlined that the excellence also is a virtue of the Canarian youth, as well as being critical, involved, formed, supportive and active. He added that in the five years of these awards, 99 students have been distinguished and recognized for their talent, dedication and constancy, encouraging them to continue their education and to enjoy all that is ahead of them in their university stage. Through the DISA Foundation Awards for Academic Excellence in the Baccalaureate, the DISA Foundation recognizes the work of students who, during the 2016-2017 academic year, have completed the Baccalaureate with a grade of at least 9.5, as well as to the improvement of society through actions of service to the community, collaboration with humanitarian agencies or social work in its closest environment.
Of the 21 prizes awarded, 12 have been in the insular category and 9 in the regional category (including our student Jacqueline Páez Pérez), receiving financial aid of 1,200 and 2,000 euros, respectively.
These awards are part of the Scientific, Educational and Research DISA Foundation, through which it seeks to promote knowledge, research, innovation and studies, betting on the talent and human capital of the islands to improve the development of the Canary Islands.