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October 24, 2014
Shannique Clarke receives Prime Minister’s medal

Shannique Clarke, who gained seven Grade 1 passes with all A profiles in the 2014 CXC Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations will receive the 2014 Prime Minister’s Award of Excellence for her performance in the examinations.

The Ministry of Education made the disclosure on Wednesday, while annoucing the names {{more}}of the recipients of the National Awards for the academic year 2013/2014.

Shannique sat Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Communication Studies.

Alexandra DeFreitas, Shanka Edwards, Lleta Lewis, Lafeisha Hadley, Shafel McDowall, Dimitri Kennedy, Anson Latchman, Angelina Questelles, Katherine Renton and Mbeki Swift are the other persons who have been awarded national scholarships.

Recipients of the National Scholarship receive full funding for a five year period of study. But Shannique, in addition, will receive $10,000 and a gold medal for winning the Prime Minister’s award.

Exhibition scholarships have been awarded to Syprian Isaacs, Trevol Grant and Ryan John, who will receive three years’ full funding for their studies.

Bursaries, valued at $20,000 each year for a three-year period were awarded to Kenichia Charles, Cle-Ann Collins, Anson Evans, Pedrique Pompey, Reenah Samuel and Sonya Morgan.

The release from the Ministry said these twenty students were “deemed to have the best claims to these awards based on their performance in the May/June 2014 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) of the CXC and the General Certificate of Education (G.C.E) A-Level examinations.”

The students were recognised yesterday, Thursday, October 23, at the annual Schools’ Independence Rally at Victoria Park.