Jamaican students to receive top awards from CXC

Two Jamaicans have worked their way into the relatively small group of regional top achievers, who the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) has selected for special awards to be presented in Grenada next month.

Rhea-Simone Lawrence from St Andrew High School for Girls is the only Jamaica that CXC is awarding for the 2019 sitting of its Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC).

She is the recipient of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Award for the top regional performer in Principles of Accounts.

The other Jamaican, Kameika Robinson, from The Queen’s High School, will be awarded for performance in the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE).

CXC will present her with the Most Outstanding Candidate Award in the field of Humanities.

Kameika, pictured above, achieved the highest grade possible (Grade One) in Caribbean Studies, Communication Studies, History Unit 1 and 2, Law Unit 1 and 2, and Sociology Unit 1 and 2.

The two Jamaicans, in the meantime, are among a total 14 students being awarded from five countries. Thousands of people from across the region sit the CXC exams annually.

Guyana dominated the awards and overall performance this year. It produced the overall top performer in CSEC – Riana Toney, who passed 19 subjects with Grade Ones. Guyana also produced the top CAPE student – Michael Bhopaul, who attained Grade One in all 16 units he wrote this year.

The outstanding students from across the Caribbean will be invited to Grenada, where they will receive their awards during the Regional Top Awards Ceremony on Thursday, 5 December 2019.

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