Sarah Hakh of Guyana CXC’s Most Outstanding Student Overall
The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) yesterday announced that Guyanese student Sarah Hakh has won the award for the Most Outstanding Candidate Overall in the region.
Hakh gained 16 Grade Ones with all As on the profile grades. As a result of Hakh’s performance, her school, Abram’s Zuil on the Essequibo Coast will receive the CSEC School of the Year Award for 2012.
In a statement headed `Guyana Students Dominate CSEC Regional Awards’, CXC also disclosed that two students from Bishops’ High School also won awards. Tamasha Maraj won the award for being the Most Outstanding Candidate in Business Education. She gained 13 subjects. Deowattie Narine was acclaimed as the Most Outstanding Candidate in the Sciences. She passed 13 subjects.
The award for the Most Outstanding Candidate in Technical Vocational Education went to Karran Singh of St Rose’s High School. He achieved Grade Ones in 12 subjects.
The awards will be handed out at a ceremony scheduled for Anguilla on December 6th. The prize package includes a full scholarship to the University of the West Indies, monetary prizes, plaques and books.
After the CSEC results had been released here this year, Hakh had told Stabroek News that she worked hard throughout her school life and that those preparations paid off. She noted that she is not a believer in extra lessons and instead sought to concentrate on her in class studies and work towards doing well.
She said that she has a strong liking for the languages, especially Spanish, which she described as her strong area. She said that she was “very committed “to the language, as it gave her the ability to express herself. Her weak area, she noted, was Accounts and she was worried that she would not have performed well in the subject.
As regards her future, Hakh said that she was preparing to write the Standard Aptitude Test (SAT) and if successful she will attend college in the United States. She said that she was undecided as regards a career path, while adding that she is still weighing her options.
Hakh expressed gratitude to almighty God and to her parents, guardians, peers and others who assisted her with her success.
The award for the Best Short Story in the English A examination went to Ilona Loustric of Harrison College, Barbados. Dominique Harris of Queen’s College in Barbados clinched the award for the Most Outstanding Candidate in Visual Arts, 2-Dimensional Work while Camille Parris of St Joseph’s Convent, San Fernando won the award for Visual Arts, 3-Dimensional work. Matthew Blake of the St Jago School in Jamaica won the award for the Most Outstanding Candidate in the Humanities.
CXC said the awards were ratified at the meeting of the Sub-Committee of Schools Examinations Committee on October 18th.