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Vincentian student writes best CSEC short story

Vincentian student writes best CSEC short story

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A Vincentian student is among Caribbean students who have won awards from the Caribbean Examinations Council for this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Examinations.{{more}}

Denise Denette Westfield, of Girls’ High School, is the winner of the prize for the Best Short Story submitted in the English A General Proficiency Examination. The story is based on a photograph of a lady in a dramatic presentation.

Meanwhile, for the third consecutive year, a student of Queen’s College, Guyana, is the Most Outstanding Candidate Overall in the Region in the CSEC examinations.

Yana-Marisa Edwards, a student of Queen’s College, Guyana, achieved Grade I in 14 subjects and a Grade II in one subject. Yana-Marisa achieved Grade I in Agricultural Science (Double Award), Biology, Caribbean History, Chemistry, Electronic Document Preparation and Management, English A, English B, French, Human and Social Biology, Information Technology (General), Mathematics, Physics, Social Studies, Spanish and Technical Drawing and Grade II in Music.

Yana-Marisa follows Wainella Isaacs in 2007 and Shivarnie Persaud in 2006, respectively, as the top students in the region from Queen’s College, Guyana, in the last three years.

Two other Queen’s College students – Aaron Haralsingh and Suraj Mattai also receive awards. Aaron Haralsingh receives the award for the Most Outstanding Performance in the Sciences. He achieved Grade I in 12 subjects and Grade II in one subject. He achieved Grade I in five Science subjects – Agricultural Science (Double Award), Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Information Technology (General). He also achieved Grade I in Human and Social Biology, English A, English B, Electronic Document Preparation and Management, Geography and Mathematics, and Grade II in Spanish.

Suraj Mattai, gets the award for Most Outstanding Performance in Business Education. Suraj achieved Grade I in 12 subjects and Grade II in one. He achieved Grade I in five Business Education subjects – Economics, Electronic Document Preparation and Management, Principles of Accounts, Principles of Business, Office Administration and Information Technology (Technical). He also achieved Grade I in English A, Integrated Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, and a Grade II in English B.

The award for the Most Outstanding Performance in Humanities goes to Lori-Ann Vaz, of Wolmer’s Girls’ School, Jamaica. Lori-Ann achieved Grade I in 11 subjects, including five Humanities subjects – Caribbean History, English B, Geography, Social Studies and Spanish. She also achieved Grade I in Biology, Chemistry, English A, Information Technology, Mathematics and Physics.

The two Visual Arts awards also go to Jamaican students.

Tesha M Chai, of Campion College, receives the award for the Most Outstanding Performance in Visual Arts, 2-Dimensional work. Tesha drew a portrait of a young man, while Calvin Morgan, from Manchester High School, receives the award for the Most Outstanding Performance in Visual Arts, 3-Dimensional work. Calvin constructed a relief entitled “Derelict.”

The award for the Most Outstanding Performance in Technical/Vocational Education goes to Rahul Lall, of Anna Regina Secondary School, Guyana. Rahul achieved Grade I in 14 subjects and Grade II in two subjects. He achieved Grade I in four Technical/Vocational subjects – Agricultural Science, Electrical and Electronic Technology, Home Economics Management and Information Technology. He also achieved Grade I in Biology, English A, English B, Human and Social Biology, Integrated Science, Mathematics, Physics, Physical Education and Sports, Principles of Business, and Social Studies and Grade II in Chemistry and Spanish.

The prize package for the awardees includes a scholarship to the University of the West Indies and a monetary prize.

The awardees will receive their prizes at the CXC Annual Regional Top Awards Ceremony scheduled for Thursday, December 4, at the Hilton Hotel in Barbados.

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