Shekanah Irish and Katrice Fenton topped the Class of 2018 for the Montserrat Secondary School (MSS) graduation on Wednesday evening at the Cultural Centre.
Irish was named valedictorian with Fenton not far behind. Both collected multiple special awards at the ceremony they shared with 55 other students in the fifth form.
The featured speaker for the lengthy graduation ceremony was the Hon. Deputy Governor Lyndell Simpson. She encouraged the graduates to have personal resilience comprising of self awareness, critical thinking, fostering positive relationships and maintaining a healthy body and lifestyle.
“Banish the negative language and thinking and the beliefs that limit your possibilities” the Deputy Governor said. “Actively manage your head game. Do not outsource that responsibility to others.”
She challenged parents and the adults to take up the mantle to guide the younger generation and prepare them to take up the roles they will one day have to leave behind.
Although the results are not yet known for the recently completed CXC Secondary Education Exams, awards and prizes were distributed based on their academic achievements throughout their school life.
Shekanah Irish received:
- Valedictorian award – Delta Petroleum
- Valedictorian award – Office of the Premier
- Most Outstanding Student award – Bank of Montserrat Ltd.
- First Place in Form 5-1 – MSS
- Mathematics for 5-1 – Ashok’s Supermarket
- English Award
- Spanish Award – Bank of Montserrat Ltd.
- French Award – MSS
- Chemistry Award – DR Diagnostic Services
- Technical Drawing – MSS
- Geography – Most Consistent – MSS
Katrice Fenton received:
- 2nd Place in Form 5-1
- Outstanding Student Award – Bank of Montserrat Ltd.
- Mathematics 5-1 – Mr Alvin Ryan
- French – MSS
- Chemistry – Lee’s Pharmacy
- Biology – Bank of Montserrat Ltd.
- ICT – Hon. Paul Lewis
- Exemplary Leadership – MSS
Top Male Student was Sydni Buffonge who received:
- Physics – Economy Bakery
- Geography – MSS
- Accounts – St Patrick Credit Union
- Leadership in Sports – MSS
- Outstanding Leadership – Jermaine Wade
- Exemplary Leadership – Claude Hogan
Other awardees and the sponsors were as follows:
- Tonika Greenaway – Mathematics (Form 5-2) – Siobhan Tuitt
- Jennifer Farrell – Mathematics (Form 5-2) – Rawl Wilson
- 2nd Place in Form 5-2 – MSS
- Danyelle Martin – 2nd Place in Form 5-2
- Zarana O’Garro – 2nd Place in Form 5-2
- Electronic & Electrical Tech – Montserrat Airways Ltd.
- Anderson Alerte – 1st Place in Form 5-3
- English – Verna West
- Integrated Science – MSS
- Social Studies (5-3) – MSS
- Tricia Campbell Award
- Tajera Anderson – Mathematics (5-3)
- Social Studies (5-3) – MSS
- Oriana Johnson – 2nd Place in Form 5-3
- Shanica Allen – 1st Place in Form 5-4
- Haldane Zedra – 2nd Place in Form 5-4
- Drama – MSS
- Shaynae Taylor-Lee – Social Studies (5-1) – Dunamis Products & Services
- EDPM – MSS
- Shermarrie Weekes – 1st Place in Form 5-2
- Social Studies (5-2) – MSS
- Office Administration – Social Security
- Vernique Fenton – Business – Tradewinds Real Estate
- Sports Award – MSS
- Joanna Lee – EDPM – MSS
- Overall Humanities Student – Standford Kelly
- Khyra West – Office Administration – BOM
- Kijahrie Barzey – Agriculture – Dr Selvyn Maloney
- Kriston Murrain-Yearwood – Building Construction – Roy Greaves
- Japhet Teixiera – Building Construction -Emerald Plumbing & Hardware Services
- Ravina Beni – PE & Sport Award – Volleyball Association
- Deshawn Wilkins – PE & Sport Award – Fenty’s Markings, Printing & Photography
- Cadet of the Year – Braihmah Kassim – Form 1 Student
- Kenita Barzey – Sports Award – MSS
- Jayden Ryan – Electronic & Electrical Tech – (In Memorium) Richard Aspin Award
Awards list may be incomplete.