If you’ve never heard about Cowley district, located near Kellits in Clarendon, you are reading about it now.

It is the home community of young scholar Alaya Benjamin, who has attained a whopping 10 CSEC subjects, administered by the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC).

Alaya earned the best grade possible (Grade One) in nine of the subjects, namely:

  • Mathematics
  • English A
  • Human and Social Biology
  • Physics
  • Physical Education and Sports
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Information Technology
  • Spanish

She got straight ‘A’ Profiles in eight of those subjects – including Mathematics and English A.

Alaya Benjamin

Alaya, in the meantime, got a Grade Two in Additional Mathematics.

“When I got my results, I was surprised,” the Clarendon College past-student told The Beacon, adding that she did not expect Grade One in Human and Social Biology as well as Mathematics. “For everything else, I was just proud and overjoyed,” she further declared.

Alaya, a past student of McNie All Age School in Clarendon, wants to become a surgeon.


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By Mills