Antiguan Student Wins 2018 CSEC Top Award

Antiguan Student Wins 2018 CSEC Top Award


15 October 2018 |

Subject: Antiguan Student Wins 2018 CSEC Top Award

For the second time in four years, a student from St Joseph’s Academy in Antigua and Barbuda is the winner of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Regional Top Award. Keondre Herbert was announced as the 2018 Overall Top Performer at the meeting of the Sub-Committee of the School Examinations Committee (SUBSEC) held on Thursday 11 October 2018 at CXC Headquarters.

In 2015, Brandon Judnarine, then a student of St Joseph’s Academy won the award with 22 subjects, 21 Grade I’s, and one Grade II.

Keondre achieved Grade I in 20 subjects: Biology, Caribbean History, Chemistry, Economics, English A, English B, French, Information Technology, Integrated Science, Mathematics, Office Administration, Physics, Principles of Accounting, Principles of Business, Social Studies, Electronic Document Preparation and Management, Physical Education and Sport, Human and Social Biology, Technical Drawing, and Industrial Technology.

Students from Guyana and Jamaica copped the other awards. Daniel Baldeo-Thorne of Queen’s College, Guyana won the award for Most Outstanding Candidate in Sciences with 13 Grade I’s and two Grade II’s. Daniel achieved Grade I in Additional Mathematics, Agricultural Science (Double Award), Biology, Chemistry, English A, English B, Electronic Document Preparation Management, French, Geography, Human and Social Biology, Integrated Science, Mathematics, and Physics, and Grade II in French.

Salma Majeed of ISA Islamic School, Guyana copped the award for the Most Outstanding Candidate in Humanities with 18 Grade I’s: Biology, Caribbean History, Chemistry, English A, English B, Geography, Information Technology, Physics, Social Studies, Religious Education, Spanish, Electronic Document Preparation and Management, Human and Social Biology, Additional Mathematics, Food Nutrition and Health and Family Resource Management.

Rebekah Persaud of St Roses High School, also in Guyana, won the award for Most Outstanding Candidate for Business Education with nine Grade I’s, two Grade II’s and one Grade III. Rebekah achieved Grade I’s in Economics, Information Technology, English A, English B, Mathematics, Office Administration, Principles of Accounts, Principles of Business, Electronic Document Preparation and Management, and Additional Mathematics; Grade II in Social Studies and Grade III in Spanish.

Kae-Shanae Virgo of Montego Bay High School, Jamaica won the Best Short Story award in the English A examination with a story entitled “Betrayal.” Two other Jamaican students copped the Visual Arts awards. Okeen Wallace of St Georges’ College walked away with the Best 3-Dimensional Visual Arts Award with a piece from the Sculpture and Ceramics Option entitled “The Forest”, while Danielle Gennard of Wolmers’ Girls School copped the award for the Best 2-Dimensional Visual Arts work with her creation entitled “Deal with the devil” from the Painting and Mixed Media Option.

The students will receive their awards at the Regional Top Awards Ceremony slated for Thursday 6 December 2018 in St Vincent and the Grenadines. St Joseph Academy will receive the award for CSEC School of the Year 2018.


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