Joseph’s joy

Leacock student tops English table

She is the only student to have copped full marks in English in this year’s Common Entrance exam.

And 11-year-old Choiselle Joseph of Leacock Private couldn’t be more pleased.

The daughter of political scientist Dr Tennyson Joseph, who aspires to be a politician, also emerged as top student overall at her St Peter school.

However, today, she graciously shared the spotlight with classmate Quinn Sealy, who is the school’s top boy.

Top students at Leacock’s Private School Choiselle Joseph and Quinn Sealy.

“I feel pleased with my performance. I was surprised with my results though because I was expecting to do better in Mathematics than English, but I’m happy regardless,” said Choiselle, who is headed to Queen’s College in September.

With news of her top performance still sinking in, there was no disguising Choiselle’s excitement about what immediately lies ahead, even though she was short on words today.

“I’m looking forward to doing all the new subjects and all the extra curricular activities,” she said, without giving much away in terms of her expression.

Sealy, who was equally reserved, revealed that though he wanted to attend The Alexandra School, he was looking forward to moving on to Combermere.

Principal Cybil Leacock said she was very proud of all of her students.

“We always get good results but this year was more or less outstanding. This was a good crop,” she said.

Over at Roland Edwards Primary, a sense of excitement filled the air as Top Boy Matthew Turton and Top Girl Tesedi Lashley gushed over their accomplishments.

Top students at Roland Edwards Primary School, Tesedi Lashely (left) and Matthew Turton (right) with their class teacher Aquinda Harris.

Turton, who scored 83 in English and 92 in Mathematics, will be attending The Foundation School, which is his father’s alma mater.

“I feel great. I thank everyone who really looked at me and said I could do well and who helped me succeed. I always wanted to go to Foundation because my family went there,” the aspiring vetenarian said.

Lashley, who scored 98 in English and 95 in Mathematics, told Barbados TODAY she had realized her dream of attending Queen’s College.

“I feel awesome. I feel good because I kept thinking I could do my best and I did it,” she said.

Class teacher Aquinda Harris said she was proud of both students.

“I am very proud of them, Tesedi especially. She has always been a very diligent student. She tries very hard. She has the support of her mom and those at home and she was always willing to go the extra mile.

“Matthew he really has shown lots of improvement, especially in Mathematics. I think he is feeling extra special and proud because he came from behind a few of the boys and did very well,” she said.

8 Responses to Joseph’s joy

  1. Peter June 9, 2017 at 6:45 am

    Look Jennifer, Another black child achiever that you will end up calling a crab. You can’t help it, that’s your style. Reminds me of a certain US President and his cell phone Tweet tweet.

  2. Andrea BajanfromEaglehall Rock
    Andrea BajanfromEaglehall Rock June 9, 2017 at 7:04 am


  3. Wavney Rouse
    Wavney Rouse June 9, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Congratulations to all.

  4. Karon Desrivieres
    Karon Desrivieres June 9, 2017 at 8:09 am

    Congratulations Choiselle and to all other students

  5. Alicia Lynch Arthur
    Alicia Lynch Arthur June 9, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Congratulations baby

  6. Sandra Blenman
    Sandra Blenman June 9, 2017 at 8:47 am

    Congratulations to you both

  7. Claudette June 9, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Congratulations my dear and to all your peers. You have made your school community proud.

  8. Nanci June 10, 2017 at 7:16 am

    I can’t remember which behaviorist or psychologist said this, carl young? He said family support and a good supportive environment is the key for successful well rounded kids. To all those kids who didn’t make it to the excel schools. Your life is not over, you can still succeed, this is not the end. Keep working hard, focus on your school work, even after you leave school. Always surround yourself with positive people. I see lots of people who went to Parkinson’s and springer school, who was not recognized reach success in their lives. The road to success is hard for some and easy for others. Always do your best, god will do the rest, but you have to try.


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