September 3, 2010
Dr. J.P. Eustace students make school very proud

Sherika Williams, Gerana Marksman and Latisa Samuel, former students of the Dr. J.P Eustace Memorial Secondary School, are basking in joy, following their success in the 2010 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations.{{more}}

Williams and Marksman both obtained 9 passes, and Samuel 8.

Williams recorded four grade ones, including one distinction, four grade twos and one grade three; Marksman obtained three grade ones, including two distinctions, three grade twos and three grade threes, and Samuel got four grade twos and four grade threes.

“I was a bit nervous, but was very surprised as I didn’t think that I would have been as successful,” Williams said.

“I, too, was very nervous, but was surprised,” Samuel chimed in.

But despite the obvious contentment of having been as successful as they have been, they say that they are more than elated to have represented their school so well.

Especially since there were times when the former students said they were picked on by students from other schools.

“This proves that it doesn’t depend on what school you attend, but on the individual,” Marksman said.

Marksman continued saying that she was motivated to do well because she said that she was determined to make the best use of the opportunity.

“Its encouragement, its motivation – it is good to know that all that we put in has paid off,” Alwyn Joseph, Acting Principal of the Dr. J.P Eustace Memorial Secondary School told SEARCHLIGHT.

The school recorded an increase in the overall pass rate, with 66.8 percent, surpassing 2009’s figure of 53.9.

And of the 89 candidates who wrote the CSEC examinations from the school, 15 obtained 6 or more subject passes.

“This year’s results encourage us to do more, and we will embark on a number of areas this year,” Joseph continued.

“We would like the public to know that there are positive things happening here, despite the negative things said by members of the general public; from the statistics, the students are performing well,” he said.

“It doesn’t matter where the students have come from, we can make a difference,” Joseph contended. (DD)