Guyanese Students Top CSEC Regional Awards

Students from schools in Guyana have again taken the lion share of awards for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) 2013 May/June examination.

Yogeeta Persaud of Anna Regina Secondary School is the Most Outstanding Candidate Overall the Region in 2013. Yogeeta offered 18 subjects and achieved Grade I in all 18 subjects: Agricultural Science (DA), Biology, Chemistry, English A, English B, Home Economic Management, Information Technology, Integrated Science, Mathematics, Office Administration, Physics, Principles of Business, Social Studies, Spanish, Electronic Document Preparation and Management, Physical Education and Sport, Human and Social Biology, and Electrical and Electronic Technology.   

Another student from Anna Regina Secondary School, Zimeena Rasheed, receives the award for the Most Outstanding Candidate in Technical/Vocational Education. Zimeena offered 20 subjects and achieved Grade I in 18 subjects – Agricultural Science (DA), Biology, Chemistry, English A, English B, Food and Nutrition, Home Economic Management, Information Technology, Integrated Science, Mathematics, Office Administration, Physics, Principles of Business, Social Studies, and Technical Drawing, and  Grade II in two subjects – Caribbean History and Spanish.

Two students from Queen’s College, Guyana, Cecil Cox and Sasha Woodroffe cop the Sciences and Business Studies awards respectively. Cecil achieved Grade I in 16 subjects – Additional Mathematics, Agricultural Science (DA), Biology, Chemistry, English A, English B, Geography, Information Technology, Integrated Science, Mathematics, Office Administration, Physics, Social Studies, Spanish, Electronic Document Preparation and Management, Human and Social Biology.

Sasha achieved Grade I in 14 subjects – Additional Mathematics, Economics, English A, English B, French, Geography, Information Technology, Integrated Science, Mathematics, Office Administration, Principles of Accounts, Principles of Business, Spanish, Electronic Document Preparation and Management,

Rafena Mustapha of Saraswati Vidya Niketan, Guyana, receives the award for Most Outstanding Candidate in the Humanities, with Grade I in 15 subjects. Rafena offered the following subjects: Caribbean History, Economics, English A, English B, Electronic Document Preparation and Management, Geography, Human and Social Biology, Information Technology, Integrated Science, Mathematics, Office Administration, Principles of Accounts, Principles of Business, Social Studies, Spanish  

Two students from Trinidad and Tobago, Nathaniel Adiah of Presentation College (Chaguanas) and Aimee De Montbrun of the Holy Name Convent (Port of Spain) are the winners of the Best Short Story and Best 2-Dimensional Work in the Visual Arts respectively.

Nathaniel’s story was based on a photograph depicting a woman in the foreground with clenched hands, and a look of despair, and fire fighters in the background battling a fire.

Aimee’s piece is a portrait from the Drawing Expressive Form showing a lady with her head, face and neck draped in fabric.

Ranolyn Hunt of St Mary’s College, Jamaica won the award for the Best 3-Dimensional Work in the Visual Arts examination. Ranolyn’s work is an elaborate necklace designed for a fashion show and uses macramé technique.  It was done in the Fibre and Decorative Arts Expressive Form.

“The CSEC Regional Top Awards programme offers awardees a full scholarship to pursue their tertiary education at The University of the West Indies, once they complete CAPE or an Associate Degree,” Dr Didacus Jules, Registrar of CXC stated. “Since 2001, over 175 Caribbean students have benefited from this programme and many have graduated in various disciplines including medicine, engineering, fine arts, sociology, mass communication, management, accounting and law.”

The awardees will be presented with their prizes on Thursday 5 December at an awards ceremony slated for the National Cultural Centre in Georgetown, Guyana.

The awardees prize package includes a full scholarship from The University of the West Indies, a cash prize from CXC and books from Pearson/Longman Publishers.  

 

 

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2-D Visual Art – Portrait by Aimee De Montbrun, Holy Name Convent (Port of Spain), Trinidad and Tobago

3-D Visual Art – Elaborate Necklace by Ranolyn Hunt, St Mary’s College, Jamaica