Deania Laudat credits hard work, effort, parents and teachers for academic success


Another of this year’s top CSEC performers has credited hard work and the determined effort of her teachers and parents as the keys to her success.

Deania Laudat, daughter of Dave and Julia Laudat of Coulibistrie, recently graduated from the Isaiah Thomas Secondary School having achieved eight ones and one two at CSEC exams. She said that she anticipated her success based on the amount of work that had gone into preparation, with only a few surprises.

Laudat said, “I did expect to be successful at CSEC, however I was a bit surprised at some of the grades that I got, particularly Electricity and Geography. I attribute the success to study and hard work, my teachers, very good teachers and my classmates.  I want to make specific mention of Mr. Samson, my biology teacher, because he was very influential in my success in that subject. Also Mr. Luke, my physics teacher and Mr. Graham, who is the best math teacher in the world. We also had a very good relationship in our class so we would help each other, if ever one of us was slipping.”

She continued, “My parents were very helpful. My mom was always there with a word of encouragement to perk me up and keep me going late into the night and my father helped me a lot with my SBAs and my English essays in preparation for the exams. So they were very influential in all of this.”

She went on to speak of her involvement in a number of extra-curricular activities, “As far as extracurricular activities, I’m a member of the Dominica Cadet Corps so I spend a lot of time doing that. I like dancing and singing and I love debating. I spent a lot of time with debate practice after school and volleyball practice as well.”

Laudat will attend the Dominica State College and will study in Chemistry, Biology and Physics as she continues her journey towards becoming a Pathologist.
Her advice for students who are currently preparing for future sittings of the exams is a consistent approach to studying and reviewing school work. She said, “You always have to be at it and if you consistently review, studying will be easier.”

She attained ones in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Human and Social Biology and Electricity, with her only two coming in  Geography.

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  1. Shawty
    December 15, 2015

    Congratulations to you dear and also to your parents….

  2. Excited
    December 14, 2015

    Congratulations, young lady.

  3. Dominican in Florida
    August 26, 2011


  4. cgmc
    August 26, 2011

    keeping making us proud at cgmc :-D

  5. gen coulibistrie
    August 26, 2011

    :) :) :) :) :) very gud deania….. u make coulibistrie reach on DNO… proud we are of you…..Go deania…dnt stop dnt stop make us n spraggs proud!

  6. August 26, 2011

    hey guys thanks much…. daddy u know i will strive hard to achieve above and beyond.. aunty lyndo tell dillon i say love him lol…. and ya he could start tomorrow and take a rest today hehe…. thanks aunty caryl… and to everybody else a big thank you… and i will do my best to make everyone proud…
    and anonymous person my core subjects were taught by men and they were very encouraging and were also EXELLENT teachers…. so its no problem if i only mentioned only male.

  7. Dave Laudat
    August 26, 2011

    Descendants of slaves must rise to our fomidable potential. Our knowledge must translate to mental freedom that will facilitate the continued liberation our brothers & sisters. Remember Deanie, as you move upwards as an academia, you must be true to yourself and your fellowmen. Never remain silent in the face of oppression.

    God bless you!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Justice and Truth
    August 26, 2011

    Congratulations Deania! You surely look like a studious young lady. All the best in your future studies.
    You are another model student whom others should emulate.
    Thank you to DNO for posting their achievements and giving them the tribute which they deserve. This is excellent encouragement for the other students.

  9. abigail
    August 26, 2011

    way to go dee!…awesome!..congrates on ur achievements!!

  10. Blessed
    August 26, 2011

    Congratulations Ms Laudat, all the best in your endeavours.

  11. Sout Man
    August 26, 2011

    Outstanding !! Great !! I love it !! Congratulations Ms Laudat. You have certainly made your parents, teachers, school and community, proud. I wish you success in future endeavours.

  12. moi
    August 26, 2011

    I am so proud of you D, waiting to welcome you in the Medical field….can’t wait to hug you. Congratulations to you and your wonderful parents.

    August 25, 2011

    Take care of your self.
    one luv.

    August 25, 2011

    AS I WAS SAYING: GOOD WORK… Intelligent young lady… KEEP IT UP!!!

  15. Channel 1
    August 25, 2011

    Congratulations to you Deania and also to your parents! Give God the praise! I wish you success at the Dominica State College.

  16. caryl
    August 25, 2011


  17. Anonymous
    August 25, 2011

    i quote, dillon said ,”i’m so proud of my cousin ,i’m going to do just like her but i’ll start tomorrow” LOL!!!! Congratulations from the jack family. you made us all proud . Continue the hard work my niece. Love you.

  18. cruz
    August 25, 2011

    congrates to Deania i know your parents and extended family are proud of you.please keep up the good works.DNO one point of correction she and her parents are from coulibistrie and not st joseph,please correct your error

  19. joy
    August 25, 2011

    congrats you. i know that your family is proud. but i found it strange that you did not mention GOD OR your SPIRITUAL LEADER based on your spiritual upbringing.

  20. Serpent
    August 25, 2011

    wow brains and beauty! You’ll make some dude really happy one day. keep up the good work.

  21. Praying
    August 25, 2011

    Congrats to you Miss Laudat. Congrats Julia and Dave…you guys must be proud….I feel proud and hats off to your little doctor

  22. .....
    August 25, 2011

    only male teachers were mentioned

  23. blaze the trail
    August 25, 2011

    congrats Deans and all the best in your future studies. You blazed the trail for ITSS.The apple does not fall far from the tree.your dad is a brilliant man. your friends in Layou.

  24. Anonymous
    August 25, 2011


  25. Blessed not stressed
    August 25, 2011

    antiguans got 14 ones. I know our children can do it too. anyway good luck child

    • Sout Man
      August 26, 2011

      This young lady wants to be a pathologist! She knows exactly what she wants; certainly not 14 subjects. She has ones in her core sciences – Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Math, and in Englih. How many Antiguans get 14, anyway? I bet you can’t name two!

      • Great!
        August 26, 2011

        2 antiguans got 1 ones from the st.joseph academy. All male school. They both wrote 14 subjects. and 2 girls got 10 ones

    • gen coulibistrie
      August 26, 2011

      he was a chinee

  26. Anonymous
    August 25, 2011

    Congrats young lady on your great success. These are the things that should be highlighted. These young people’s success is a bigggggggggg deal.

  27. Brenda
    August 25, 2011

    congratulations Deania, I know that your mom and daddy are proud of you. I pray that, that”s only the beginning of the long road of success ahead. good luck in college….

    August 25, 2011

    Congratulations Miss Laudat. Continue the hard work. With a mind like yours, your path is paved in gold.

    I know your parents and family must be very proud of you. Just heard of my granddaughter’s GCES results in the UK (A* in Chemistry, Maths and Food Tech. A’s in English Lit, English Lang, History, Physics and Biology. B’s in French, ICT, Statistics and RE). Now off to college doing Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths.

    The opportunities are there for all and I just love to hear when a young person does well.

    August 25, 2011

    Glad for u Julia,your daughter did not disappoint you and waste your resources.Mao,your littles one is doing u proud.Judy a lesson for u.

    • Teacher
      August 25, 2011

      not very encouraging when you say- waste your resources- keep positive, use positive expressions. Sounds like you did not expect much!

    • honeybee
      August 25, 2011

      give judy a break, she is a great parent, and not all kids excel academically. thats why the world is interesting and goes on……because of variety

  30. Coulbistrie
    August 25, 2011

    congratulations Deanie u have made us proud.
    U go girl

  31. fatty batty
    August 25, 2011

    well done miss laudat and the very best in the rest of your studies.

  32. Anonymous
    August 25, 2011

    you girl congratulations

  33. laparol
    August 25, 2011

    great work.. keep it up at the college level.. u should have attempted some exams like social biology much sooner.. students have done it with grade ones even before entering high school..
    we have student with great abilities in dominica.. im sure our students can attain up to 15 subjects before the finish their secondary education..

  34. Coulbistrie
    August 25, 2011

    Deania Laudat daughter of Dave and Julia Laudat from the village of Coulibistrie.

  35. 1979
    August 25, 2011

    congratulations dear, It doesn’t end here though, take it all the way and see your dream though.. god guide…

  36. Fellow Cadet & Dance
    August 25, 2011

    Looking forward to seeing you in college

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