News Feed

December 8, 2016 - New director Newly re-elected Barbados Netball A ... +++ December 8, 2016 - United cruise into next round ODESSA, Ukraine (AP) — Manchester ... +++ December 8, 2016 - Dunwoody, Weekes put Alpha in charge Nkosi Dunwoody and Ashley Weekes bo ... +++ December 8, 2016 - Worthing Beach reopens Following the closure of Worthing B ... +++ December 8, 2016 - No easy exit from sugar, warns Sinckler Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler ... +++ December 8, 2016 - Communication is key, warns Collymore In the face ongoing water, sewage a ... +++

Scribe on!

Top students in this year’s 11-plus awarded

The top 20 students in this year’s Common Entrance Examination, otherwise referred to as the 11-Plus, have been recognized for their achievements.

While presenting the students with Mont Blanc pens Thursday, Managing Director of Diamonds International Jacob Hassid commended them for their hard work and diligence. He also said Barbados was blessed with tremendous “talent” and had “a lot more to offer than any other Caribbean island”.

Top Boy of the 11-Plus Dante Small posing with Florian Boiteux representative of Mont Blanc Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America.

Top Boy of the 11-Plus Dante Small posing with Florian Boiteux representative of Mont Blanc Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America.

Top student Zoe Stormes (second from right) with her mother Rachel (left), younger brother and father Peter.

Top student Zoe Stormes (second from right) with her mother Rachel (left), younger brother and father Peter.

Managing Director of Altman Real Estate Paul Altman said it was important to “recognize people who have achieved excellence”.

Acting Minister of Education Senator Harcourt Husbands, who was also in attendance, recalled that as a student, he was gifted with a Parker fountain pen by his father. He told the top performers to “appreciate the quality of this gift”, which he said should motivate them to pursue even higher achievements.

Top students Micah Williams (left) of People’s Cathedral and Jazmine Simmons (second from right) of St Angela’s posing with Acting Minister of Education Senator Harcourt Husbands (second from left) and Managing Director of Diamonds International Jacob Hassid (left).

Top students Micah Williams (left) of People’s Cathedral and Jazmine Simmons (second from right) of St Angela’s posing with Acting Minister of Education Senator Harcourt Husbands (second from left) and Managing Director of Diamonds International Jacob Hassid (left).

Senator Husbands said the students had “every reason to feel proud”  and “to celebrate this very important occasion”, because of the hard work they had put in.

He advised them to “enjoy the entire vacation period . . . because from here on, life is going to change substantially”.

Source: (KK)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *