Students from Queen’s College in Guyana have won four of the eight Regional Top Awards for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) announced by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) last Thursday 21st October 2011.
Anuradha Dev continues Queen’s College’s dominance of the award for Most Outstanding Candidate Overall by achieving Grade I in 15 subjects, with A Profiles in all subjects except one B Profile in Spanish. Anuradha achieved Grade I in Agricultural Science (Double Award), Biology, Caribbean History, Chemistry, Electronic Document Preparation and Management, English A, English B, Geography, Human and Social Biology, Information Technology, Integrated Science, Mathematics, Physics, Social Studies and Spanish.
Anuradha also wins the award for the Most Outstanding Candidate in the Sciences.
Mariesa Jagnanan, also of Queen’s College receives the award for the Most Outstanding Candidate in Business Education. Mariesa also achieved Grade I in 15 subjects – Economics, English A, English B, Electronic Document Preparation and Management, French, Geography, Information Technology, Integrated Science, Mathematics, Office Administration, Principles of Accounts, Principles of Business, Social Studies and Spanish.
Nathan Benjamin Indarsingh, the third Queen’s College award, gets the award for the Best Short Story in the English A examination. Nathan’sshort story was in response to the stimulus in Question 5 – “A cold hand grasped his wrist as he slumped to his knees”. The story is set in the deep rainforests of South America, where a group of prospectors are seeking gold.
The other awards go to students from Belize, Jamaica and St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Jonas Sanchez, a student of Edward P Yorke High School in Belize is the Most Outstanding Candidate in Technical Vocational Education. Jonas achieved Grade I in 13 subjects – Building Technology (Woods), Chemistry, English A, Electronic Document Preparation and Management, Human and Social Biology, Information Technology, Integrated Science, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Office Administration, Physics, Spanish and Technical Drawing. He also achieved Grade II in English B and Social Studies and Grade III in Visual Arts.
River Providence of the Girls’ High School in St Vincent and the Grenadines receives the award for the Most Outstanding Candidate in the Humanities. River achieved Grade I in 11 subjects, with all A Profiles except one B Profile in Information Technology. River achieved Grade I in Biology, Caribbean History, Chemistry, English A, English B, French, Geography, Information Technology, Mathematics, Physics and Social Studies.
Two students from Jamaica are the recipients of the two awards for Visual Arts. Kemar Williams of Seaforth High School wins the award for Most Outstanding Candidate in 2-Dimensional Art. Kemar’s winning piece is in the Painting and Mixed Media Expressive Form and depicts the theme “Spirit of the Caribbean.” This is second consecutive year a student from Seaforth High School is winning this award.
The other Jamaican student to receive a prize is Jodessi Thompson of St George’s College for the Most Outstanding Candidate in 3-Dimensional Art. Jodessi produced a piece of work in the Sculpture and Ceramics Expressive Form entitled “Decay.”
As a result of Anuradha’s performance, Queen’s College Guyana will receive the CSEC School of the Year award, a prize which Queen’s College has won five times in the last 10 years.
The awards were approved last Thursday 20th October 2011 at the meeting of the Sub-Committee of the School Examinations Committee (SUBSEC) held in the Barbados.
The awardees will receive their prizes at a ceremony scheduled for the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Trinidad and Tobago on Thursday 1st December 2011. The prize package includes a full scholarship to the University of the West Indies, monetary prizes, plaques and books.