Twenty-nine young persons have been named as the recipients of the National Awards for the 2016/2017 academic year.

The Ministry of Education, National Reconciliation and Ecclesiastical Affairs said that these students have the best claims to these awards based on their performance in the May/June 2017 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE).

The National Scholarship Awardees are Kairel Edwards, Thandi Myers, Abigail Scott, Kayenna Bullock, Lashontae Shepherd, Jeremiah Augustus, Kadeem De Shong, Milieko Edwards, Che Grant, Shannique Alleyne, Christian Friday, Alexica Burgin, Chrislon Fraser, Mikhailla Matthias, Michaela Miguel and Daree Myers.

The exhibition recipients are Kamla David, Arielle Roberts, Tahleze Marksman, Akeem Muhammad, Toni Pompey, Donley Stapleton and Rhaine Williams.

The Bursary Recipients are Justene Farrell, Shania Leslie, Ariel Lewis, Dorien Antrobus, Darron Farrell and Teron Pope.

The most outstanding awardees are Kairel Edwards, Thandi Myers and Abigail Scott.

Edwards gained CAPE passes in Biology, Caribbean Studies, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Physics and Pure Mathematics.

Myers gained CAPE passes in Geography, Caribbean Studies, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Physics and Pure Mathematics;.

And Scott gained CAPE passes in Biology, Caribbean Studies, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Physics and Pure Mathematics.

Each of these young ladies will receive the Prime Minister’s Award for her performance in the examinations.

The recipients of the National Scholarship will receive full funding for a five year period of study. Recipients of the Exhibition awards will receive three years full funding for their studies, while the Bursary awardees will receive twenty thousand dollars each year for a three-year period.

The awardees will be recognized on Wednesday October 25, 2017 at the annual Schools’ Independence Rally at Victoria Park.

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