Ismael Kay and Nirsa Sanchez receive top passes in CXC 2012

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Nirsa Sanchez (L) and Ismael Kay

The results for the Caribbean Examinations (CXC) 2012 were released online on Friday August 10th. With the results out, some 18 students from the San Pedro High School (SPHS) are slated to receive Government Scholarships to acquire a tertiary level education. Scholarships are awarded to students that pass six or more CXCs including English A and Mathematics.

Ismael Kay (R) with Vice Principal Cochita Flota

Speaking of the student’s performance, Vice Principal of SPHS Conchita Flota stated, “I think our students did very well and every year we are improving. Last year there were 12 students who passed six or more CXCs and this year 18 students passed six or more CXCs. We saw that our English B went down but the Language Department is looking at ways where our students can improve.  Each department will be working with the teachers so we can perform better next year. I congratulate all our teachers for being there for the students and helping them prepare for these exams. We have increased the subjects from 11 in 2008 to 14 this year and are working on adding social studies for the next examination.

Students slated to receive scholarships are: Arri Guardado, Kelsie Santos, Demor Valladarez, Chris Nuñez, Sucely Blanco, Emilie Gomez, Raymundo Nuñez, Jerilee Garcia, Rachelle Lisbey, Marghie Garcia, Solani Graniel, Korin Silva, Giovanni Ismael Kay, Nirsa Sanchez, Georgina Cadle, Samuel Figueroa, Jamel Jones and Kelin Mencia. Topping the list were two students: Giovanni Ismael Kay and Nirsa Sanchez who both sat and passed all ten subjects.

Ismael Kay

Ismael Kay was at number one receiving eight grade 1 and two grade 2 while Nirsa Sanchez received 6 grade 2, three grade 3 and one grade 1. Ismael proudly spoke of his academic achievement to The San Pedro Sun.I sat 10 subjects because I was limited to only ten. If I had the opportunity to sit more than ten, I would have been more than glad to sit more. I was surprised. I was expecting what I got but when I got it, it was a shock. I was expecting to do well; I was not anticipating doing great!” Ismael is currently attending St. John’s Junior College where he is majoring in Biology and Chemistry in preparation for a career in the medical field.

Nirsa Sanchez

Nirsa Sanchez, daughter of a single mother has a different story; “My mom works very hard, day and night to send me to high school. So I decided to help her by passing ten subjects so that I could get a scholarship for college and take that load off her.” Nirsa is very happy about her results and plans on attending St. John’s Junior College in 2013. Owed to her family’s economic situation, she was unable to attend Junior College this year. However, she has no plans of quitting. For the time being, she hopes to take this year to work and save some money to help her mom by purchasing her books for the next school year. Nirsa hopes to work towards careers as a Pharmacist and a Lab Technician.

The San Pedro Sun congratulates all the students that sat the CXCs and special congratulations to all of the 18 students that excelled!

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