Jevon tops for Thomas Saunders Secondary
August 19, 2011
Jevon tops for Thomas Saunders Secondary

The top performers at the Thomas Saunders Secondary School are looking forward to life after secondary school.{{more}}

17-year-old Bequia resident Jevon Bynoe and Shernelle Browne, 16, of Fitz Hughes say that they are both hopeful of attending the St. Vincent Community College division of Arts and Science where Browne would further studies in Business and Bynoe in Social Sciences.

Bynoe was the leading student, with successes in the nine subject areas he sat including a distinction in History.

The other subjects he attained grade one in were Integrated Science, Social Studies English A and English B, with three grade twos in Mathematics, Geography and Electronic Document Preparation Management (EDPM).

His only grade three was in Spanish.

Browne successfully wrote and passed 8 subject areas; with grade ones in Principles of Accounts, Principles of Business, English A, English B, Integrated Science and Information and Technology.

Both students visited SEARCHLIGHT offices on Wednesday, August 17, expressing joy to have done so well in the examinations, although they believe that they could have done somewhat better.

“I am very pleased and happy, but I was a bit disappointed because I wanted a one for geography, which is my favorite subject,” Bynoe said of his grades.

Browne, accompanied by his mother Andrea and younger brother Omari, noted that for him, the Integrated Science was easier than the others, but agreed that the toughest subject of the examinations was Spanish.

This sentiment was echoed by Browne, who said that she was surprised to pass the foreign language.

Visiting SEARCHLIGHT with her, were her aunts Juliana Browne and Fitzrica Ollivierre, as well as classmates Ruth Badnock and Alisha Bowens, both of whom had written the CSEC examinations and had achieved eight passes (Badnock five grade twos, three grade threes and one grade four; Bowens seven grade twos and one grade three)

Both Browne and Bynoe were thankful to God for passing the way they did, and also expressed gratitude to family members, teachers, friends and well wishers.

Special thanks was given by Bynoe to the Admiralty Transport Company, which provided transportation for him to and from Bequia, while Browne gave special thanks to the Friends of Jesus International, who supplied her with lunch and transportation.

The students used the opportunity to urge upcoming form five students to study hard and do not only themselves, but also their family members and schools proud.

“Stay focused and listen to the right advice from your parents and your teachers,” Browne added. “Form five is not the end of the road.”

Educators at the Thomas Saunders Secondary School believe that things can only get better as time goes by.

This year, the school saw a one per cent improvement over the 72 per cent overall pass rate the students returned in 2010.

This is the second year the school has entered students for the exams. 113 students wrote a total of 869 exams.

John Renton, Principal of the school told SEARCHLIGHT that the school is holding its own, with expectations that there will be more improvement in 2012.