December 3, 2004
Nurses honour scholar

Top regional and local performer at this year’s CXC examinations, Vincentian Kamal Wood, has been recognised for his academic achievement by the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Nurses’ Association (SVGNA).

During a small ceremony at the Out-patient Department of the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital last Friday, Wood received a recognition plaque from President of the SVGNA Susanna Forde. {{more}}

Earlier, Secretary of the SVGNA Margaret London said Wood, “made me proud to know that his mother is a nurse and even more proud to be a Vincentian”. The Dauph-ine resident is the son of public servants Linus and Cheryl Wood.

Addressing the function, Forde commented that it is with a deep sense of pride that they had gathered to honour the son of a longstanding association member.

“As an association of professional nurses, we felt committed to celebrate with our colleague,” said Forde. She also revealed that Wood has just completed her nursing studies at the Master’s level.

Accepting the award, Kamal said that he would try his best to keep excelling in his studies. He thanked the Nurses Association for recognising his achievements.

Due to the fact that the 16-year-old former St. Vincent Grammar School student, who now attends the St. Vincent Commun-ity College, was the top CXC performer in the region, his former alma mater (Grammar School) was adjudged Best Secondary School in the Caribbean by CXC. His grades comprised 11 ones with nine distinctions.