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Top Awards for CSEC

Top Awards for CSEC

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For the fourth consecutive year, a student of Queen’s College, Guyana, is the Most Outstanding Candidate Overall in the Region in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations.{{more}}

Kia Persaud achieved Grade I in 14 subjects to earn the title of Most Outstanding CSEC Student in the Region in 2009.

She achieved Grade I in Agricultural Science (Double Award), Biology, Chemistry, Electronic Document Preparation and Management, Economics, English A, English B, French, Geography, Human and Social Biology, Information Technology (Technical), Mathematics, Physics, Social Studies and Spanish.

Another Queen’s College Guyana student, Padminee Roshundatt, received the award for the Most Outstanding Performance in the Sciences. Padiminee achieved Grade I in 14 subjects including six Science subjects – Agricultural Science (Double award), Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Human and Social Biology and Integrated Science. She also achieved Grade I in English A, English B, French, Geography, Information Technology (Technical), Mathematics, Spanish and Social Studies.

Another student from Guyana, this time from the New Amsterdam Multilateral School, won the award for Most Outstanding Performance in Business Education. Sonya Yacoob achieved Grade I in 11 subjects. She achieved Grade I in six Business Education subjects – Economics, Electronic Document Preparation and Management, Principles of Accounts, Principles of Business, Office Administration and Information Technology (Technical). She also achieved Grade I in English A, English B, Integrated Science, Mathematics and Social Studies.

The award for the Most Outstanding Performance in Humanities went to Jovelle Lewis of Holy Name Convent, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Jovelle achieved Grade I in nine subjects, including five Humanities subjects – Caribbean History, French, Geography, Social Studies and Spanish. She also achieved Grade I in Biology, Chemistry, English A and Mathematics.

Students from schools in Jamaica copped three awards this year.

The award for the Most Outstanding Performance in Technical/Vocational Education went to Norman Tai of York Castle High School, Jamaica. Norman achieved Grade I in 10 subjects and Grade II in one subject. He achieved Grade I in four Technical/Vocational subjects – Electrical and Electronic Technology, Building Technology (Construction), Informational Technology and Technical Drawing. Norman also achieved Grade I in English A, Mathematics, Physics, Social Studies and Spanish and Grade II in Visual Arts.



Theresa Cann, a student of Bishop Gibson High School, Jamaica, received the award for the Most Outstanding Performance in Visual Arts, 2-Dimensional work. Theresa drew a portrait of a young lady seated with her head supported by both hands.

Shantal Pellington of Excelsior High School, Jamaica, was awarded the prize for the Best Short Story submitted in the English A General Proficiency examination. The story is based on a photograph which depicts a little girl who appears to be reading a book to a little boy. The story uses the flashback technique to poignantly narrate the events of a happy sibling relationship which has been interrupted by the tragic death of the persona’s sister.



Karishma Dhera of the Government Secondary School in Montserrat received the award for the Most Outstanding Performance in Visual Arts, 3-Dimensional work. She constructed a relief entitled Metamorphosis.

Awardees will be presented with their prizes at a ceremony to be held in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) on Thursday, December 3, 2009. The award includes a full scholarship to the University of the West Indies to study any discipline of their choice, a cash prize and a plaque. The students also get an all-expenses-paid trip to the BVI to attend the ceremony.

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