Kayrel ready for next challenge
November 1, 2013

Kayrel ready for next challenge

Kayrel Edwards admits that despite all her academic achievements thus far, the next few months will be the most challenging.{{more}}

Edwards was awarded the 2013 Prime Minister’s award for her outstanding performance in the May/June Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE).

Edwards and six other students, River Providence, Raheem Hall, Shontel Murphy, Stephanie Providence, Taj Lee and Allana Cumberbatch, who have all been awarded five-year national scholarships, were officially recognized for their performances at the schools’ Independence Rally, held at the Victoria Park last Thursday.

Edwards, however won the top award after gaining grade one passes in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Pure Mathematics and Communication Studies and one grade two pass in Caribbean Studies.

She told SEARCHLIGHT that the reality of her success had finally soaked in. And while acknowledging her success, she said that she still has a lot of work to do.

“It’s going to be a lot of work trying to get into the school that I would really want to,” she said.

According to Edwards, she has her eyes set on attending either Johns Hopkins University, in the United States, or the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus in Barbados.

But the process to get to Johns Hopkins is going to be even harder than it has ever been before, she said. She has traded her books, temporarily, for application forms, saying that she hopes to gain enrollment by next fall (September 2014).

Edwards said that she wants to pursue a career in either engineering or medicine, and explained that she hopes that what she wants to pursue will fall perfectly within the country’s developmental needs.

Some of the priority fields for SVG are health care and engineering.

“The bio-medical field fits into those fields, so if there was ever advancement in the health care system, that’s where I would fit in,” Edwards said.

The national scholar encouraged all students to work hard and to not give up on their dreams.

“If you think something is important to you, stay at it because practice makes perfect,” Edwards said. (DD)