Bridgetown, Barbados, 7 February, 2023 – When the 2022 CXC® Top Awards Ceremony takes place on 9 February 2023, the list of students from the May/June 2022 sitting of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC®) Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination® (CAPE®) will include honourees from Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Antigua and Barbuda.
Atishta Seenarine of Saraswati Vidya Niketan School, Guyana has earned the annual Dennis Irvine Award, for the Most Outstanding Performance Overall at the CAPE® level. Atishta earned Grade I in Caribbean Studies and Communication Studies and Units 1 and 2 of Applied Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science and Information Technology.
Atishta also won the award for Most Outstanding Performance in Natural Sciences for her performance in Applied Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Science.
Students from Jamaica captured five of the sponsored awards. The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) award for Most Outstanding Performance in Business Studies will go to Thalia Grant of Immaculate Conception High School. She earned her award through her performance in Accounting, Economics and Management of Business. Thalia earned Grade I in both Units 1 and 2 of these subjects as well as Grade 1 in Caribbean Studies and Communication Studies.
The second student, Dora Watt of Montego Bay High School, won the award for Most Outstanding Performance in Humanities, sponsored by Hodder Education. She achieved Grade I in Units 1 and 2 of Law, and Sociology, Grade I in History Unit 1 and Grade II in History Unit 2, and Grade 2 in Units 1 and 2 of Literatures in English. Dora also achieved Grade I in Caribbean Studies and Communication Studies.
Jamaican students also staked their claim on three newly introduced awards, sponsored by the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency (CCREEE). Antwan Campbell of Herbert Morrison Technical High School won the award for Most Outstanding Performance in Building and Mechanical Engineering Drawing, while Brandon Martin of Knox College and Shaniel McLean of Old Harbour High School won awards for Most Outstanding Performance in Unit 1 and Unit 2 of Electrical & Electronic Engineering Technology, respectively.
The remaining CCREEE awards were won by students from Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados. Nelly Lalla of A.S.J.A. Girls’ High School, Charlieville won the award for Most Outstanding Performance in Environmental Science Unit 1 while Saleem Ramsamooj of Fatima College and Prithivi Boodram of Lakshmi Girls’ Hindu College tied for the Unit 2 award. The final award was secured by Dania Greaves of The St Michael School for Most Outstanding Performance in Green Engineering.
The award for Most Outstanding Performance in Mathematics, which is sponsored by RM Education, was won by Justin Chin Cheong of Fatima College, Trinidad and Tobago. Justin achieved Grade I in Units 1 and 2 of Applied Mathematics, Physics and Pure Mathematics as well as Grade I in Caribbean Studies, Communication Studies and Chemistry Unit 2.
Darian Ramjitsingh of Presentation College, Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago, won the award for Most Outstanding Performance in Environmental Studies. He achieved Grade I in all his subjects – Units 1 and 2 of Biology, Environmental Science and Geography, along with Caribbean Studies and Communication Studies.
Kadie Bisnath of Holy Faith Convent, Penal, Trinidad and Tobago earned the award for Most Outstanding Performance in Information and Communication Technology. This is the first time since 2015 that a student has qualified for this award. Kadie achieved Grade I in all her subjects – Units 1 and 2 of Computer Science, Digital Media and Information Technology, in addition to Caribbean Studies and Communication Studies.
The second recipient of the Caribbean Association of Banks award for Most Outstanding Performance in Financial Services Studies is Kiasha Warner of the Antigua State College, Antigua and Barbuda. Kiasha achieved Grade I in Units 1 and 2 of Accounting and Financial Services Studies and Economics Unit 1, Grade II in Economics Unit 2 and Grade III in Communication Studies.
These outstanding students will receive their awards during a virtual Regional Top Awards Ceremony, hosted by The Turks and Caicos Islands, on Thursday, 9 February 2023. This year’s top schools are both from Guyana. Anna Regina Secondary School will receive the award for the CSEC® School of the Year 2022 and Saraswati Vidya Niketan School will receive the CAPE® School of the Year 2022 award.
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