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Trinidad and Tobago students sweep CAPE top awards

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Eight of the nine regional top awards for outstanding performance in the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) for 2012 have been won by students from Trinidad and Tobago.{{more}}

Melissa Persad of St Joseph’s Convent (St Joseph) is this year’s winner of the Dennis Irvine Award, the symbol of academic excellence at CAPE and the prize for the Most Outstanding Candidate Overall in the region.

Melissa brings to an end the two-year dominance of this award by students of Presentation College, San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago.

Melissa achieved Grade I in 12 Units with all As on the Module grades. She achieved Grade I in Applied Mathematics Units 1 and 2, Biology Units 1 and 2, Caribbean Studies, Chemistry Units 1 and 2, Communication Studies, Physics Units 1 and 2 and Pure Mathematics Units 1 and 2.

Another student from St Joseph’s Convent, St Joseph, Victoria Bharat, is the winner of the award for Most Outstanding Candidate in Business Studies. Victoria achieved Grade I in seven Units – Accounting Units 1 and 2, Caribbean Studies, Economics Units 1 and 2, and Management of Business Units 1 and 2, and Grade II in Communication Studies.

Victoria’s performance also ended the dominance of Lakshmi Girls’ Hindu School, which has won this award for the last four years.

Matthew Rahamut of St Benedict’s College cops the award for the Most Outstanding Candidate in Environmental Science with 10 Units. Matthew achieved Grade I in Biology Units 1 and 2, Caribbean Studies, Communication Studies, Environmental Science Units 1 and 2, Geography Units 1 and 2, and Grade II in Sociology Unit 2.

Brad Bachu of Presentation College, Chaguanas, receives the award for the Most Outstanding Candidate in Technical Studies. Brad achieved Grade I in 10 Units all with As on the Module grades – Applied Mathematics Units 1 and 2, Caribbean Studies, Communication Studies, Geometrical Engineering Drawing Units 1 and 2, Physics Units 1 and 2 and Pure Mathematics Units 1 and 2. This is the second consecutive year a student from Presentation College, Chaguanas is winning this award.

Two students from Naparima Girls’ High School are recipients of awards this year. Sitara Persad wins the award for the Most Outstanding Candidate in Mathematics with Grade I in 10 Units, all with As on the Module grades. Sitara achieved Grade I in Applied Mathematics Units 1 and 2, Caribbean Studies, Chemistry Units 1 and 2, Communication Studies, Physics Units 1 and 2 and Pure Mathematics Units 1 and 2.

Her colleague, Ann-sara Ramkissoon receives the award the Most Outstanding Candidate in Modern Languages. Ann-sara achieved Grade I in eight Units: Caribbean Studies, Communication Studies, French Units 1 and 2, History Units 1 and 2, and Spanish Units 1 and 2.

Marcus Belasco of Naparima College gets the award for the Most Outstanding Candidate in Natural Sciences. Marcus achieved Grade I in 10 Units, all with As on the Module Grades – Biology Units 1 and 2, Caribbean Studies, Chemistry Units 1 and 2, Communication Studies, Physics Units 1 and 2, and Pure Mathematics Units 1 and 2.

Jeanelle Pran of Lakshmi Girls’ Hindu School is the winner of the award for the Most Outstanding Candidate in the Humanities with Grade I in seven Units – Caribbean Studies, Communication Studies, History Units 1 and 2, Literatures in English Unit 2 and Sociology Units 1 and 2; and Grade II in Literature in English Unit 1.

The award for the Most Outstanding Candidate in Information and Communication Technology goes to Abraham Dubrisingh of Harrison College, Barbados. Abraham breaks the stronghold of Campion College, Jamaica on this award and also averts a clean sweep by candidates from Trinidad and Tobago. He achieved Grade I in eight Units – Caribbean Studies, Communication Studies, Computer Science Units 1 and 2, Physics Units 1 and 2 and Pure Mathematics Units 1 and 2.

For producing the Most Outstanding Candidate Overall in 2012, St Joseph’s Convent (St Joseph), Trinidad and Tobago, receives the award for the CAPE School of the Year.

The awardees will receive their prizes at a ceremony scheduled for Thursday, December 6 in Anguilla.

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