Gregory Deane recognized
February 12, 2010

Gregory Deane recognized

Gregory Deane, the top local CSEC performer in 2009, says that he is slowly adjusting to life at the Community College’s Division of Arts and Sciences.{{more}}

He, however, said he was not sure what the future holds, in terms of becoming a national scholar, but said that he would be continuing from where he left off.

“He has done us proud,” Frank Jones, headmaster of the St Vincent Grammar School, said.

“This signifies that the school has made its mark,” he continued.

Jones said that in this time with uncertainty globally, the focus was on “fortitude and discipline” qualities he said Gregory exemplified while at school.

Deane was officially recognized for his outstanding academic performance last Friday, February 5, by the United States Embassy and the Caribbean Examinations Council.

He was rewarded with a US$500 scholarship grant and presented with a plaque for his outstanding academic achievement.

“We look at it as a symbol of encouragement,” Janice Deane, Gregory’s mother, told SEARCHLIGHT.

“Now is the beginning of what is to come and he has to keep up,” she continued.

Joseph Schaller, Deputy Public Affairs Officer at the US Embassy to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, said that the ceremony was in keeping with the Embassy’s commitment to encouraging academic excellence.

“The United States understands that educating youth is the key to economic success, democracy and social progress,” Schaller said.

He commended Deane for his dedication and perseverance resulting in his being the most outstanding student.