Queen’s College has won the 2018 award for CAPE school of the year, with former student Aadilah Ali having been recognized as this year’s recipient of the Dennis Irvine Prize for most outstanding performance at the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE).
Ali, 18, was adjudged the country’s top performer at the 2018 sitting of CAPE, having secured passes in 15 units, 14 of which were grade ones.
According to a statement issued yesterday by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), Ali is the second Queen’s College Student to win the Dennis Irvine Award, following Cecil Cox in 2015.
The young woman would have also captured the award for the most outstanding candidate in Natural Sciences, the statement said.
Also to be recognized by the examination council is Rajiv Muneshwer, another Queen’s College student who will receive the award for the most outstanding candidate in Mathematics.
Muneshwer who sat 12 units, was able to attain Grade 1 passes in all, with all A profiles in 11 of those units.
Stabroek News understands that the young man will receive the RM Results CAPE Mathematics Award, an award that RM Results, a UK-based company began sponsoring in 2017.
Sharing the spotlight this year are four students from Trinidad who received the remainder of the awards.
They are Mikhaili Toney of Presentation College, San Fernando who took the award for most outstanding candidate in Humanities; Kirese Narinesingh of Naparima Girls’ College for most outstanding candidate in Language Studies; Seline Sundar of Lakshmi Girls’ Hindu College for most outstanding candidate in Business Studies and Jade Lakhan of St. Joseph’s Convent for most outstanding candidate in Environmental Science.
According to the press statement, the students will receive their awards at the Regional Top Awards Ceremony which is slated for December 6, 2018 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.