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Windsor youth places second overall in CPEA examinations

Windsor youth places second overall in CPEA examinations


Matthew Washington, who placed second overall and second for boys in the 2016 Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA) says he did his best and is quite happy with his results.

The 12-year-old, who is a pupil of the Windsor Primary School, had an overall average of 95.2 per cent.

When SEARCHLIGHT spoke to the Villa resident on Wednesday, he said, “It just seems a little bit of a shock because there are so many people here and I managed to reach second overall.”{{more}}

He also indicated that he will be attending the St Vincent Grammar School at the beginning of the next school year.

Washington, the son of two medical doctors — Ingrid Lewis and Michael Washington — gave credit to his mother, who along with his teachers, encouraged him to work hard. However, he singled out his grandfather Bertram Lewis, who he said assisted him quite a lot in his studies.

“If there are things I don’t understand, I would go to him and he would explain them to me,” a humble Washington said.

Additionally, his grandfather, who was present during the interview, commented that Washington had maintained a consistent report from Grade K through Grade 6. Lewis, who is also the proprietor of Ross Bookshop, said he believes that his grandson would keep up his performance for the duration of his secondary education.

“I have every assurance that he will excel at Grammar School,” he added.

Matthew, who said he is unsure about what career path he will take, also thanked God for the role He played in his outstanding performance.

In January 2015, Washington was the overall champion in the national Grade 5 public speaking competition, winning both the Best Prepared Speech and Best Impromptu Speech categories.

The Windsor Primary School recorded a pass rate of 100 per cent in this year’s CPEA. (AS)