Caribbean Students Honored for Outstanding Performance

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caribbean studentsBRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Students from schools in Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica dominated the awards for the Most Outstanding Performance in the 2014 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE).

The awards were announced last Thursday at the meeting of CXC’s Sub-Committee of the School Education Committee (SUBSEC) in Barbados.

Sushma Karim, a student of Naparima Girls’ High School, Trinidad and Tobago, is the winner of the 2014 Dennis Irvine Award, the symbol of academic excellence for the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination.

Sushma captured the award by achieving Grade I in 12 Units: 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 Naparima Girls’ High School, Celeste Jaggai wins the award for the Most Outstanding Candidate in Technical Studies with Grade Is in nine Units: Art and Design Units 1 and 2, Caribbean Studies, Chemistry Units 1 and 2, Physics Units 1 and 2 and Pure Mathematics Units 1 and 2, and Grade II in Communication Studies.

Mandela Patrick of Naparima College, Trinidad and Tobago, got two awards: the awards for Most Outstanding Candidate in Mathematics and Most Outstanding Candidate in Information and Communication Technology. Mandela achieved Grade I in 10 Units with all A’s on his module grades. He achieved Grade I in Applied Mathematics Units 1 and 2, Caribbean Studies, Communication Studies, Information Technology Units 1 and 2, Physics Units 1 and 2, and Pure Mathematics Units 1 and 2.

Two students from St Joseph’s Convent (San Fernando): Arifa Satnarine and Ranissa Mathura are the winners of the Modern Languages and the Environmental Science awards respectively. Arifi achieved Grade I in Caribbean Studies, Communication Studies, French Units 1 and 2, Sociology Units 1 and 2, and Spanish Units 1 and 2; while Ranissa achieved Grade I in eight Units – Biology Units 1 and 2, Caribbean Studies, Communication Studies, Environmental Science Units 1 and 2, and Geography Units 1 and 2.

Sharda Goolcharan of Lakshmi Girls’ Hindu College is the winner of the Business Studies award with Grade I in eight Units: Accounting Units 1 and 2, Caribbean Studies, Communication Studies, Economics Units 1 and 2, and Management of Business Units 1 and 2.

Romario White of Campion College, Jamaica wins the Natural Science award with Grade I in nine Units with all A’s in 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 Unit 1.

Jozelle Dixon of Wolmers Girls’ School, also in Jamaica gets the Humanities award. Jozelle achieved Grade I in seven Units: Caribbean Studies, Communication Studies, Geography Units 1 and 2, History Units 1 and 2, and Sociology Unit 1, and Grade II in Sociology Unit 2

The awardees will be presented with their prizes on Dec. 4 at an awards ceremony slated for Jamaica. They will receive monetary prizes, plaques and books as part of the prize package.

Naparima Girls’ High School, Trinidad and Tobago, will receive the CAPE School of the Year award for producing the Most Outstanding Candidate in the 2014 examination.

Source: caribbeannewsnow.com

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