BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The dedicated efforts of students across the region have produced a diverse list of Regional Top Awardees who have been recognised for their outstanding performances in the Caribbean Examinations Council® (CXC®) Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate® (CSEC®) and Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence® (CCSLC®) July/August 2020 sitting. The announcement was made at the meeting of the Sub-Committee of the School Examinations Committee (SUBSEC) held on Thursday, 22 April 2021.
The winner of the Caribbean Examinations Council® (CXC®) Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate® (CSEC®) Regional Top Award for 2020, is Bhedesh Persaud of Queen’s College in Guyana. Bhedesh won the Overall Outstanding Performance Achievement award with 22 subjects at Grade I and 1 subject at Grade II. He received Grade I in Agricultural Science (Double Award), Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English A, English B, Geography, Information Technology, Integrated Science, Mathematics, Office Administration, Physics, Principles of Accounts, Principles of Business, Religious Education, Spanish, Electronic Document Preparation and Management, Physical Education and Sport, Human and Social Biology, Additional Mathematics, Portuguese and Technical Drawing. He achieved a Grade II in Social Studies. Bhedesh’s outstanding performance in Agricultural Science (Double Award), Biology, Chemistry, Integrated Science, Physics, Human and Social Biology and Additional Mathematics also earned him the top award in the category of Sciences.
Nyron Seoukienandan of St Rose’s High School in Guyana, won the award for Most Outstanding Performance in Business Education. He achieved Grade I in Economics, Office Administration, Principles of Accounts, Principles of Business, Electronic Document Preparation and Management, English A, English B, Integrated Science, Mathematics and Social Studies and achieved Grade II in Spanish and Additional Mathematics.
In the area of Technical and Vocational studies, Anthony Sukra of New Amsterdam Secondary School in Guyana claimed the award for Most Outstanding Performance. He achieved Grade I in all of his subjects – Information Technology, Technical Drawing, Industrial Technology: Electrical, Mechanical and Building, Chemistry, English A, English B, Geography, Mathematics and Physics.
Shai-an Lee Wen of St Joseph’s Convent – San Fernando in Trinidad and Tobago, made her mark in 2020, winning the award for Most Outstanding Performance in the Humanities. Shai-an achieved Grade I in all of her subjects: Caribbean History, English B, French, Geography, Social Studies, Biology, English A and Mathematics.
In 2019, CXC® introduced two new specialty awards in recognition of the work of three regional stalwarts in education. The winners in 2020 were Keziah Sealey-Liverpool of St Augustine Girls’ High School in Trinidad and Tobago, who won the Menezes-Rodney Award for Most Outstanding Performance in Caribbean History and Kenezia Baynes of St Joseph’s Convent – Marriaqua in St Vincent and the Grenadines, who won the Professor Wilma Bailey Award for the Most Outstanding Performance in Geography.
There was a tie in 2020 for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) award for the Most Outstanding Performance in Principles of Accounts. Shania Sattaur of Brickdam Secondary School in Guyana and Joe Wootten from Trinidad and Tobago both excelled in this subject.
Leoneal Mark of Presentation Brothers’ College in Grenada won the award for the Most Outstanding Performance by a Male student in the Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence® (CCSLC®) examination. He achieved grades of Master in English and Mathematics and Grade I in CSEC® Agricultural Science, Information Technology and Principles of Business. The award for Most Outstanding Performance by a Female Student in the CCSLC® examinations, was won by Mya Lake of Omololu International School in Anguilla. Mya achieved grades of Master in English, Mathematics, Integrated Science and Social Studies and a Grade II in CSEC® Visual Arts.
These outstanding students will receive their awards during a virtual Regional Top Awards Ceremony, hosted by Antigua and Barbuda, on Thursday, 3 June 2021. Queen’s College of Guyana, will receive the awards for both CSEC® and CAPE® School of the Year 2020.