Oct 30, 2015 News
They came from schools in and out of Georgetown and were drawn from both public and private schools, but were all the same honoured for their outstanding performances yesterday when the Ministry of Education hosted its 2015 National Awards Ceremony.
Venued at the National Cultural Centre, the event, which was held under the Education Month theme: “Quality Educational Leadership: Improving Schools from within,” was laced with cultural presentations by students that kept the audience, including President David Granger; Ministers of Education, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine and Nicolette Henry, other senior education officials, students, parents and other well wishers entertained.
Named among the outstanding performers were Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Best performer Cecil Cox of Queen’s College (QC). Cox has also been named the 2015 Best Overall regional CAPE Candidate by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC).
Cox secured passes in seven subject areas including: Communication Studies Unit 1, Applied Mathematics Unit 1, Chemistry Unit 2, Pure Mathematics Unit 2, Physics Unit 2, Digital Media Unit 2 and Computer Science Unit 2. He secured six Grade Ones and 1 grade three respectively. He is currently pursing studies in Informatic at a university overseas.
His awards were accepted by his proud Principal, Ms Jackie Benn.
Also receiving an award yesterday for being the Most Outstanding in Business Studies at the CAPE level was Shontay Noel of St Rose’s High. She claimed six grade one passes and one grade two.
Also lauded for outstanding performance at CAPE were QC’s Larissa Whiltshire (six ones) and Sasha Woodroffe (six ones).
Those receiving awards for outstanding performance at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) level were: Victoria Najab (of the Swaraswati Vidya Niketan (of SVN) Hindu School), the national top performer and the Region’s Best Performer in Business Studies; Aliyah Rasheed (of Anna Regina Secondary) the Region’s Best Performer in Technical and Vocational Studies; Joshanna Hopkinson (of QC) the Region’s Best Performer in Humanities and Shannon Woodroffe (of QC), the Region’s Best Performer in Science.
Among those receiving awards for being the Best Performers of Junior Secondary Schools at CSEC this year were: SVN’s Victoria Najab (20 ones), Anna Regina Secondary’s Aliyah Rasheed (19 ones) and Jagindra Persaud (16 ones and 2 twos) and SVN’s Mohanie Sudama (14 ones, 1 two).
The top senior secondary school performers at the CSEC level were all drawn from Queen’s College with the exception of Shawn Shewram of St. Rose’s High School. He secured 14 grade ones and two twos. The QC top performers were: Joshanna Hopkinson (18 ones), Ashley Anthony (17 ones), Abigail Somrah (16 ones), Kadesh Daniels (14 ones, 3 twos), Paige Carter (14 grade ones), Shannon Woodroffe (14 ones) and Michael Jagnanan (14 ones, 1 two).
The Outstanding National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) performers who were honoured yesterday were: top 2015 NGSA candidate Solomon Cherai and his classmate Shania Eastman both of Success Elementary; Celine Farinha of Peter’s Hall Primary School; Shreya Persaud and Isabella Hussain of the Academy of Excellence.
Also securing awards yesterday were the top performers of the Carnegie School of Home Economics, the Guyana Technical Education Examination, the Most Improved Senior Secondary at CSEC (Berbice High School); the Most Improved Junior Secondary School at CSEC (Fort Wellington Secondary and the Beterverwagting Secondary); the Most Improved Primary School (Sparta Primary) and the Best Graduating Student of the Cyril Potter College of Education (Mr Tameshwar Mohabir).
The inaugural Desrey Fox award, which was announced earlier this year, was presented yesterday to Trishel Torres of the Santa Rosa Secondary School.
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