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2024 Student Scholar - Unbeatable Spirit: The Journey of Morgan Foster



"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us"-

Ralph Waldo Emerson. It is the unbeatable spirit that lies within Morgan Foster that has defined

his journey - one of resilience, determination, and an unwavering pursuit of excellence in the

face of adversity. Born on March 22, 2005 at the Savanna La Mar Public General Hospital in

Westmoreland, Morgan initially grew up in Delveland District until tragedy struck at a young

age when his father, Youthtine Foster, was tragically murdered. He then moved with his mother, Georgia, and brother, Miguel, to Broughton District, where he found solace in its nurturing embrace and the values that would propel him forward.


From an early age, Morgan's character was shaped by God and his active participation in the Seventh Day Adventist church and its youth organizations like the Adventurers and Pathfinders programs. These formative experiences instilled in him qualities of leadership, service, and an unwavering spiritual foundation that would guide his path. His academic prowess and leadership qualities also shone brightly at Savanna La Mar SDA Preparatory School, where he graduated as valedictorian, head boy, and top GSAT performer in 2017. This paved the way for his enrollment at the prestigious Manning's School, where he continued to thrive academically while immersing himself in a myriad of extracurricular activities and leadership roles.


At Manning's, Morgan consistently ranked among the top students, achieving outstanding results

in 9 CSEC subjects. However, his impact extended far beyond academics through influential

positions such as Head Boy, Cadet Company Sergeant Major (WO2), Key Club President &

Assistant Upper School PRO, SPIRIT Committee President, Arts and Food Festival Committee

Chairperson, Engineering Club Secretary, and Events Coordinator for the Jamaica Prefects'

Association Region 4 and Westmoreland Parish Youth Council PRO. His involvement spanned

numerous school clubs and external organizations, reflecting his diverse interests, commitment

to service, and natural ability to lead.


Driven by the legacy of his father and the sacrifices of his mother, Morgan channeled his

experiences into a resolute determination to create positive change. His decision to pursue a

Bachelor's of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Technology, Jamaica,

is a testament to his ambition of establishing an engineering hub that prioritizes innovation,

ethical practices, and community empowerment.


With a vision of harmonizing his engineering prowess with a spirit of service, Morgan aspires to

develop sustainable solutions tailored to the unique challenges faced by underserved

communities. Armed with a well-rounded education and practical training, he aims to stand at

the vanguard of a new era, where engineering seamlessly integrates with inclusive development,

fostering healthier, safer, and more prosperous societies.


Morgan's journey is a powerful testament to the transformative potential of education and the

unbeatable human spirit. From honing his leadership skills and character from primary school to

the present day, his story serves as an inspiration, reminding us that adversity need not define our

paths, but can instead ignite an unwavering drive to transcend circumstances and forge a brighter

future for all.

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Congratulations Morgan! We are honored to have you representing our foundation!

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