SMA and Convent students excel at CSEC

first_img 85 Views   2 comments Tweet O’Neil LeBlanc of the Saint Mary’s Academy obtained 11 grade onesTwo students from two of Dominica’s Catholic Church schools have excelled at this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate Examinations (CSEC).O’Neil LeBlanc of the Saint Mary’s Academy who obtained 11 grade ones expressed elation at his accomplishments.“I feel great, I’m very happy about it and of course very thankful to God,” Mr Leblanc said in an interview with Dominica Vibes on Wednesday, 14th August.He obtained grade ones in English, Spanish, French, Mathematics, History, Principles of Business, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Building Technology and Literature.He attributed his success to studying, his “God given intelligence” and teachers who were always willing to help.Mr Leblanc intends to enroll at the State College to major in Chemistry and Mathematics. He intends to pursue careers in Architecture and Civil Engineering after his two year stint at the Dominica State College. He also thanked his parents, family and teachers who supported him “and pushed me to do my best”.Jade Alexander, who was the head girl of the Convent High School, obtained 10 grade ones in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, English, Music, Principles of Business, Literature, Spanish and History.“I am who I am today because of the Almighty God. My CSEC results are a shining example of him in my life. I am happy I made my family, school and community proud,” she told Dominica Vibes.Jade Alexander, who was the head girl of the Convent High School, obtained 10 grade onesThe 17 year old who is currently off-island enjoying her summer vacation said “as always, I don’t work hard for my own pleasure but the benefit of everyone else”.She intends to further her education in the field of Chemistry and noted that this is “just the first step to me making a difference for my country”.Ms Alexander explained that the creation of a study calendar was among several initiatives taken in preparing for their exams. She assisted in building her school and community, prayed consistently, remained focused and ignoring all negative energies also assisted her in the final year of high school. “My secret weapon was that I loved what I did. Furthermore, I believe that once someone is passionate about something and set their priorities straight, they will surely succeed,” she said. She named her grandmother, Erica Ambrose as one of her biggest motivator who always reminded her to “Go For It” because she didn’t have the opportunities we had to get a high school education.“I had a tough time balancing my head girl duties and also excelling in school. Nonetheless, I had a lot of support from my parents, family, teachers, friends and Fatima Parish community”.She said they all supported her tremendously and never stopped believing in her abilities even when she was faced loads of animosity. Several other young ladies at the Convent High School excelled at the examinations, including the 2013 valedictorian Alex-Maree Roberts who obtained 10 grade ones and 1 grade two.Dominica Vibes News Share Sharing is caring!center_img EducationLocalNewsSecondary SMA and Convent students excel at CSEC by: – August 14, 2013 Share Sharelast_img