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Trinidad and Tobago students sweep CAPE regional top awards
Published on October 23, 2012 Email To Friend    Print Version

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Eight of the nine regional top awards for outstanding performance in the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) for 2012 have been won by students from Trinidad and Tobago.

Melissa Persad of St Joseph’s Convent (St Joseph) is this year’s winner of the Dennis Irvine Award, the symbol of academic excellence at CAPE and the prize for the Most Outstanding Candidate Overall in the region.
Melissa brings to an end the two-year dominance of this award by students of Presentation College, San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago.

Melissa achieved Grade I in 12 Units with all As on the Module grades. She achieved Grade I in Applied Mathematics Units 1 and 2, Biology Units 1 and 2, Caribbean Studies, Chemistry Units 1 and 2, Communication Studies, Physics Units 1 and 2 and Pure Mathematics Units 1 and 2.

Another student from St Joseph’s Convent, St Joseph, Victoria Bharat, is the winner of the award for Most Outstanding Candidate in Business Studies. Victoria achieved Grade I in seven Units – Accounting Units 1 and 2, Caribbean Studies, Economics Units 1 and 2, and Management of Business Units 1 and 2, and Grade II in Communication Studies.

Victoria’s performance also ended the dominance of Lakshmi Girls’ Hindu School, which has won this award for the last four years.

Matthew Rahamut of St Benedict’s College cops the award for the Most Outstanding Candidate in Environmental Science with 10 Units. Matthew achieved Grade I in Biology Units 1 and 2, Caribbean Studies, Communication Studies, Environmental Science Units 1 and 2, Geography Units 1 and 2, and Grade II in Sociology Unit 2.

Brad Bachu of Presentation College, Chaguanas, receives the award for the Most Outstanding Candidate in Technical Studies. Brad achieved Grade I in 10 Units all with As on the Module grades – Applied Mathematics Units 1 and 2, Caribbean Studies, Communication Studies, Geometrical Engineering Drawing Units 1 and 2, Physics Units 1 and 2 and Pure Mathematics Units 1 and 2. This is the second consecutive year a student from Presentation College, Chaguanas is winning this award.

Two students from Naparima Girls’ High School are recipients of awards this year. Sitara Persad wins the award for the Most Outstanding Candidate in Mathematics with Grade I in 10 Units, all with As on the Module grades. Sitara achieved Grade I in Applied Mathematics Units 1 and 2, Caribbean Studies, Chemistry Units 1 and 2, Communication Studies, Physics Units 1 and 2 and Pure Mathematics Units 1 and 2.

Her colleague, Ann-sara Ramkissoon receives the award the Most Outstanding Candidate in Modern Languages. Ann-sara achieved Grade I in eight Units: Caribbean Studies, Communication Studies, French Units 1 and 2, History Units 1 and 2, and Spanish Units 1 and 2.

Marcus Belasco of Naparima College gets the award for the Most Outstanding Candidate in Natural Sciences. Marcus achieved Grade I in 10 Units, all with As on the Module Grades – Biology Units 1 and 2, Caribbean Studies, Chemistry Units 1 and 2, Communication Studies, Physics Units 1 and 2, and Pure Mathematics Units 1 and 2.

Jeanelle Pran of Lakshmi Girls’ Hindu School is the winner of the award for the Most Outstanding Candidate in the Humanities with Grade I in seven Units – Caribbean Studies, Communication Studies, History Units 1 and 2, Literatures in English Unit 2 and Sociology Units 1 and 2; and Grade II in Literature in English Unit 1.

The award for the Most Outstanding Candidate in Information and Communication Technology goes to Abraham Dubrisingh of Harrison College, Barbados. Abraham breaks the stronghold of Campion College, Jamaica on this award and also averts a clean sweep by candidates from Trinidad and Tobago. He achieved Grade I in eight Units – Caribbean Studies, Communication Studies, Computer Science Units 1 and 2, Physics Units 1 and 2 and Pure Mathematics Units 1 and 2.

For producing the Most Outstanding Candidate Overall in 2012, St Joseph’s Convent (St Joseph), Trinidad and Tobago, receives the award for the CAPE School of the Year.

The awardees will receive their prizes at a ceremony scheduled for Thursday 6th December 2012 in Anguilla.
 
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STEVE_HUGGINS:

AS an educationist with High School level teaching experience for about ten years in the Caribbean, I feel that I can fully appreciate the absolutely laudable academic accomplishments of these truly stellar students.

This Republic of TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO is to be highly commended for such outstanding performances by our youth and secondary schools, all but a clean sweep.

The ST. JOSEPH CONVENT, St. Joseph, is surely to be solidly commended on the fabulous performances of their students, and capturing the 2012 CAPE School of the Year Award.

The marvelous MELISSA PERSAD, St.Joseph's Convent, must be totally commended, and cheerfully congratulated on her achieving the 2012 DENNIS IRVINE AWARD as the Most Outstanding student OVERALL in the Caribbean/CXC region. Perfect Score, my sisteren.

My sincere apologies, this year, to Presentation College, San Fernando. Let's project to yet better things next year.

Heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS, also, to the following MOST OUTSTANDING STUDENTS IN THEIR RESPECTIVE AREAS:

VICTORIA BHARAT, St.Joseph's College, BUSINESS STUDIES.

MATTHEW RAHAMUT, St.Benedict's College, ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES.

BRAD BACHU, Presentation College, Chaguanas, TECHNICAL STUDIES.

SITARA PERSAD, Naparima Girls High School, MATHEMATICS.

ANN-SARA RAMKISSOON, Naparima Girls High School, MODERN LANGUAGES.

MARCUS BELASCO, Naparima College, NATURAL SCIENCE.

JEANELLE PRAN, Lakshmi Girls Hindu School, HUMANITIES.

KUDOS must also go, unbegrudgingly, to our sister nation of BARBADOS for so gamely stopping our CLEAN SWEEP.

Congrats, too, to:

ABRAHAM DUBRISINGH, Harrison College, Barbados, INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT).

Better luck, next time, to Campion College, Jamaica.

Enjoy and relish the results of your hard work, guys, and go from strength to strength in accomplishing even greater things in future, including in the academic arena. YOU HAVE ALL DONE WELL. ALL THE BEST TO YOU. Peace and Love.
Fan of the SPY-SMASHER.
E-mail: press_huggins@aol.com


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