Linstead youth tops subject in Caribbean, appointed as junior mayor

Linstead youth tops subject in Caribbean, appointed as junior mayor

November 8, 2018 0 By Horace Mills

Jevaughn Gordon has done it again!

The St Jago High School student, who outclassed six aspirants this month to be declared Junior Mayor of St Catherine, is the Caribbean’s top performer in CAPE Sociology (Unit One).

Jevaughn, as The Beacon previously reported, attained Grade One – the best grade possible – in Sociology and the three other subjects he sat this year in CAPE (the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination). That overall performance bested all of his St Jago batchmates’.

Better news was in the offing for Jevaughn.

The Caribbean Examination Council, which administers CAPE, is now confirming that he scored the highest point in the entire region in Sociology (Unit One).

The young scholar, who is now in upper sixth form at St Jago High, is pursuing CAPE Sociology (Unit Two), Law (Unit Two), Management of Business (Unit Two), and Caribbean Studies.

Despite his academic weightlifting, Jevaughn finds time to participate in extra-curricular activities at his school. He is involved in debating and other public speaking engagements, and is Deputy Head Boy.

As though those responsibilities are not time-consuming enough, Jevaughn, this month, assumed another big one when he became Junior Mayor for his St Catherine parish.

Jevaughn Gordon outclassed six other aspirants to be appointed Junior Mayor of St Catherine. Photo provided

The youngster, who lives in a section of Linstead called Princess Field, was not handed the Junior Mayor position on a silver platter.

He competed with six of St Catherine’s brightest young people, who respectively are enrolled at the University of the West Indies, the University of Technology, Moneague College, Enid Bennett High, Old Harbour High, and Immaculate Conception High School.

Jevaughn, in an interview with The Beacon, promised to be selfless with his appointment.

“I am humbled and honoured to be awarded such a position because it will be a great platform for youth empowerment in my community,” he said.

He will undertake a community project and help to bridge the gap between young people and the St Catherine Municipal Corporation.

Jevaughn’s one-year appointment will help prepare him for future undertakings. “I hope to join the political scene, so this position will give me an amount of experience,” he said.

In addition to political science, the young scholar has a knack for marketing and journalism.

He has the full support of his father Randall Gordon and siblings.

“The family is overwhelmed,” said Joenelle Gordon, one of Jevaughn’s sisters. “We continue to support Jevaughn and be his strong tower. We wish our mom (Sharon Gordon) was still alive to see all his great achievements. She too was anticipating these days, but God had other plans, and we will rest assured that she’s in heaven smiling and is as happy as we are.”

Joenelle told The Beacon that her father, Randall, didn’t get the opportunity to finish school and so he works assiduously to ensure his four children – including Jevaughn – are successful. His other children are Tanecia Gordon-McPherson and Randall Gordon Jr.

By Horace Mills, Journalist

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