LIME CXC AWARDS FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL SCHOLARS Tuesday 26th June 2012
Jia Hao and Kyle Zreibe accepting their 2012 LIME CXC certificates, both shares the National CSEC Student of the year title.
One hundred and seventy four secondary schools students were recently awarded at the 2012 LIME CXC Awards and Presentation Ceremony which was hosted at St John’s Pentecostal House of Restoration Ministries, Woods Estate.
The 2012 ceremony was an historical occasion, as it was the first year since the introduction of CSEC examinations to Antigua & Barbuda that two students simultaneously share the title of National CSEC Student of the year.
Jia Hao He and Kyle Zreibe, former students of St Joseph’s Academy, negotiated 14 subjects in the 2011 CSEC examinations and were each awarded 14 Grade One passes.
Jia Hao He said he recognised the power of education at an early age and worked hard in order to achieve success. During his five-year tenure at St Joseph’s Academy, he placed first overall in every form. He represented the school at the 2009 Junior Science Quizz and led his team to victory. At graduation, he was awarded the Patrick E Finch Award. Jia Hao He has expressed hopes to ascend to even higher heights in the future. At present, he attends the A-Level Department, Antigua State College.
Similar sentiments were expressed by Zreibe. Since entering the halls of St Joseph’s Academy in 2006, he received first honours on the Principal’s List for each term throughout the five years at this institution. He too was a member of the Junior Science Quiz Champion team in 2009. In his last year of secondary school, he was selected as prefect and received the Leadership Award upon graduation. Zreibe is a certified swim instructor. He credits his success to being able to blend sports with academics. The scholar singled out determination and good time management as qualities that have assisted in his development.
Minister of Education Sports, Youth and Gender Affairs Dr Jacqui Quinn-Leandro presented remarks and an award for Outstanding Performance. Each year, this award is presented to a student who did not meet the eligibility requirements for a LIME Gold, Silver or Bronze Award but has performed exceptionally well.
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