Deniane John, originally of Salisbury but residing in Colihaut, has been named Dominica’s top scholar for 2012.
This, after earning A* in Biology, A* in Chemistry, A in Physics and A in General Paper in this year’s GCE A Level exams.
At a news conference on Friday to announce the top scholar John said she was elated that she had earned the distinction. “I would like to thank the members of the A Level support program especially Mr (Felix) Wilson,” she said.
She also extended congratulations to the students who also performed well in the exams.
Denis Guye, of Castle Comfort, was the second top performer. He obtained grade A* in Biology, A* in Chemistry, A* in Physics and A in General Paper.
In third place was Tishena Lloyd who obtained A in Biology, B in chemistry, C in Physics and an A in General Paper.
A* means 90 percent and over.
During the press conference president of the Dominica State College, Dr. Donald Peters, congratulated the students and urged them to perform well at the university level.
He encouraged the students to choose a career that they like and that will help them, their family and their nation and urged them to be whatever they want to be.
At the news conference Education Minister Petter Saint- Jean thanked the GCE Support Group Program for their commitment and for facilitating the students. He also called on parents, teachers, schools and the community to work with the ministry to ensure every Dominican succeeds and plays an active role in national development.
The Island Scholar will receive a full government scholarship to any university of her choice while the other performers will also receive government scholarships.