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Wood grabs Prime Minister’s award

Wood grabs Prime Minister’s award


Kamal Wood, the young man who in 2004 made national history by being the top performer for the region in the CXC CSEC exams, is again being rewarded for his academic excellence.

He is the winner of the Prime Minister’s award for 2006, a five-year university scholarship bestowed on the student placing first in the Advanced Level examinations.{{more}}

The 18-year-old, a former student of the St Vincent Grammar School and the Community College received grade As in Physics, Psychology, and General Paper, B in Computing, and C in Chemistry in the Cambridge ‘A’ level examination. He also received grade ones in each of the two units for the CXC CAPE Mathematics examination.

Five other students have been awarded five-year national scholarship awards for 2006.

In order of merit, they are Denece Pompey who will receive the Dr Errol King scholarship; Joezel Williams, the Dr J.P. Eustace scholarship; Mandela Campbell, the Dr Earle Kirby scholarship; Karim Nelson, the Jennie Jacobs scholarship and Edleen Dunbar, the Norma Keizer Scholarship.

A special award is being given to Michelle Davidson, who although ranking third overall, did not qualify for a national award as she is not a Vincentian citizen. Michelle, a Grenadian, moved to St Vincent two years ago from her home country in the wake of Hurricane Ivan. She will receive the Sir Sydney GunMunroe Award.

In an interview with SEARCHLIGHT, Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves said that Davidson was given the scholarship in the interest of continued Caribbean unity. Her scholarship will be for three years.

The Prime Minister said the scholarships this year were named in honour of distinguished nationals associated with education or the professions as a form of recognition for their