BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The winner of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC®) Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC®) Regional Top Award for 2019, is Riana Toney of the Anna Regina Secondary School, in Guyana. The announcement was made at the meeting of the Sub-Committee of the School Examinations Committee (SUBSEC) held on Wednesday 16 October 2019 at CXC Headquarters in Barbados.
Riana won the Overall Outstanding Achievement award with 19 subjects at Grade I: Agricultural Science SA, Biology, Caribbean History, Chemistry, English A, English B, Geography, Information Technology, Integrated Science, Mathematics, Office Administration, Physics, Principles of Business, Religious Education, Social Studies, Spanish, Electronic Document Preparation and Management, Physical Education and Sport, and Human and Social Biology. Riana also scooped the top award for Humanities.
Samuel Haynes from Queen’s College, Guyana, won the award for Most Outstanding Candidate in Sciences with 18 subjects at Grade I: Agricultural Science DA, Biology, Caribbean History, Chemistry, Economics, English A, English B, Geography, Information Technology, Integrated Science, Mathematics, Physics, Social Studies, Spanish, Electronic Document Preparation and Management, Physical Education and Sport, Human and Social Biology, Additional Mathematics.
Brianna Gopie also of Queen’s College, Guyana, won the award for Most Outstanding Candidate for Business Education with 16 subjects. Brianna achieved Grade I in: Economics, English A, English B, Geography, Information Technology, Integrated Science, Office Administration, Physics, Principles of Accounts, Principles of Business, Social Studies, Spanish, Electronic Document Preparation and Management, Physical Education and Sport, Additional Mathematics, and Food, Nutrition and Health.
This year sees the introduction of the Professor Wilma Bailey Award for Outstanding Performance in CSEC Geography, in honour of the late Wilma Bailey. Professor Bailey was a former CXC Chief Examiner for over two decades, with a special passion for the subject of Geography. Amanda Williams from Trinidad and Tobago is the inaugural winner.
The Best Short Story award was scooped by Zachary Brown of ASJA Boys’ College, Trinidad and Tobago.
Students from Trinidad and Tobago also scooped the top Visual Arts Awards. Renée Blanc of St Joseph’s Convent, won the Best 2-Dimensional Visual Arts Award and Faith Barnett of Bishop Anstey High School, received the Best 3-Dimensional Visual Arts Award.
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) award for the top performer in Principles of Accounts was won by Rhea-Simone Lawrence of St Andrew High School for Girls, Jamaica.
Angie Matute of the Edward P. Yorke High School in Belize, won the award for Outstanding Performance in Technical and Vocational studies, achieving Grade I in the following subjects: Agricultural Science SA, Information Technology, Textiles, Clothing and Fashion, Food, Nutrition and Health, Family and Resource Management, and Technical Drawing. She also achieved Grade I in English A, Mathematics, Physical Education and Sport, and Spanish, Grade II in Chemistry, Human and Social Biology, Office Administration and Social Studies and Grade III in Physics and Visual Arts.
Erian Scott of the Albena Lake-Hodge Comprehensive School in Anguilla, won the award for Most Outstanding Female Performer in the Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence (CCSLC®). Erian achieved grades of Master in English, Mathematics and Social Studies, a grade of Competent in Integrated Science and Grade I in Technical Drawing. Her counterpart Most Outstanding Male Performer, Arje Rey of the Washington Archibald High School in St. Kitts & Nevis, achieved grades of Master in English and Mathematics, a Grade I in Information Technology and Grade III in Economics and Office Administration.
Outstanding students will be invited to Grenada, where they will receive their awards during the Regional Top Awards Ceremony on Thursday 5 December 2019. Anna Regina Secondary School of Guyana, will receive the award for CSEC School of the Year 2019.