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St Mary’s RC girl sweeps to top in Common Entrance

St Mary’s RC girl sweeps to top in Common Entrance

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Abigail Scott was expecting to perform well in this year’s Common Entrance Examination, but says she never expected that she would be the top student.{{more}}

As fate would have it, the eleven-year-old resident of Arnos Vale performed exceptionally well and recorded scores of 96.67 percent in Mathematics, 94.35 in English and 96.67 in General Paper to place first overall.

“I felt confident because the exam was easy,” Scott told SEARCHLIGHT, adding that her success is attributed to hard work.

“I studied a lot and did my homework when I came home from school.”

Abigail, who enjoys singing and playing the piano, is also an avid reader. Her reading obviously paid off, as Abigail was the top performer in the English component of the examination.

The budding pediatrician will be attending the St Vincent Girls’ High School when the new school year opens.

And she is ready for the next step in her school career, saying that she intends to adopt the same attitude that has brought her success at the primary level.

Abigail is the second child of three born to her parents Dawn and Bernard Scott, Lecturer in Mathematics at the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College and Chief Air Traffic Controller, respectively.

A proud Sister Ivy Pacheco, Headteacher of the St. Mary’s Roman Catholic School, welcomed the return of her school to the top ten, having missed out in 2009, saying that she was pleased with the overall performance by the teachers and students alike.

“Our teachers have been very consistent,” Sister Ivy told SEARCHLIGHT.

This is the third time in the last five years that the St Mary’s Roman Catholic School has copped the number one position in the Common Entrance Examination.(DD)