Dianna Lopez's bravery to even enter the Lucille S. Antoine Leadership Financial Scholarship was all done to help two people close to her.
The 18 year old was very surprised when she learned that she had been selected to receive a Financial Scholarship. Her school, Chaguanas North Secondary, was given a bad reputation through the behaviour of some students, but Dianna has chosen to encourage her classmates to do better.
The financial scholarship is given to encourage the young person it is given to, to continue doing good in some form or fashion, and that's exactly what Diana is going to do.
"My both parents, they are ill so it is devoted to them. I am going to use it for them."
Her love for doing good cannot be hidden, as she expressed her goals for after graduating.
"Help people in any way, even if it is a kind word."
The Form Six student, who has been involved in numerous leadership activities at her school, owes her success to one person.
"Everything that I have accomplished for now, thanks to Jehovah."
The teen had a few words for Secondary School students.
"Listen, obey and be blessed."
The founder of the Lucille S. Antoine Leadership Scholarship, Dr. Gerard Antoine, said the candidates must do something positive in their community to qualify, it’s not just about those who are academically successful.
"She is deserving of this because she was brave enough to apply and she won out of all the Secondary School students in Trinidad and Tobago."
For the last six years Dr. Antoine has been awarding deserving children in T&T to honour his mother's memory, Lucille S. Antoine, who was born and raised in Trinidad. He said she believed in the youth of Trinidad and Tobago and dedicated her life to promoting education and leadership in her six children.