Jonoliah cops 4th place spot in CPEA
June 19, 2015
Jonoliah cops 4th place spot in CPEA

Jonoliah S John of the Lowmans Leeward Anglican School (LLAS) is the toast of her school and peers, having copped the number four spot overall, in the 2015 Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA) examinations.

In an interview on Wednesday, Jonoliah told SEARCHLIGHT that she had planned to take the top position, but she is satisfied with her fourth place overall.{{more}} She also placed fourth for girls.

Proud mother Sandy John, a teacher at her daughter’s school, said she is elated, but not surprised.

“I’m a single parent, so I have to be more involved and give her all of the resources needed, give her guidance, teach her to be respectful and that she can be anything she wants to be,” Sandy said.

Jonoliah aims for a career as a gynaecologist, as she is interested in the well-being of women and babies.

The shy 11-year-old, who said President of the United States Barrack Obama is her role model, is an avid reader.

Her favourite subjects are English Language and Science, and she enjoys hanging out and playing with her friends, “just to loosen up,”she quipped.

Head teacher of the LLAS Venda Dember/Smith also expressed elation at Jonoliah’s – results, but says she was not surprised.

“Jonoliah is a student who will succeed under any condition; she is disciplined, assured and just brilliant, and here at Lowmans Leeward we try to give them a wholesome education by exposing them to art, culture, sports and other extracurricular activities,” the head teacher said.

The Lowmans Leeward Anglican School (LLAS) has a student population of 502, with 79 of them being in Grade 6. In 2004, the LLAS took the fifth spot in the then Common Entrance Examination.(AC)