Top CXC performer attributes his success to early preparation

Dennis Guye

Top local performer of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Exams Dennis L. Guye of the St Mary’s Academy has advised students to begin preparations for the exams well before their due date in order to attain exceptional scores.

Guye, who spoke to Dominica News Online, attributed his success to advance preparation for the exams.

The 17 year-old Castle Comfort resident scored nine ones and a two in the assessment. Among the subjects he studied were Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Principles of Business, Principles of Accounts, Geography, Literature and French.

“I started preparing for CXC since around Easter. So I didn’t have to study as hard immediately before the exams…” he said.

“Prepare for the exams long before you know you have it. Don’t wait until you have a test today for you to go and rush to study, that wouldn’t work.  If you have any friend who does well try and get some help from them,” he recommended.

Guye told DNO that his dream is to become a cardiologist.

Two other SMA students –Denis F. Laurent and Liam K.P. Rolle -both having obtained nine grade 1s, closely followed Guye.

Denzel E. Coipel of the Dominica Grammar School came in 4th with eight grade 1s, one grade 2 and one grade 3. Yende Grell of the Convent High School got eight 1’s and one 2 while Karyntia Joseph of the same school had the identical scores.

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  1. Anonymous
    September 21, 2010

    congrats to u too. u did very well and i also heard that jamaicans did well too so congrats

  2. Watcher
    August 23, 2010

    Congratulations to all of you. Especially we see that the young men can excel. Makes me remember the good old days when the boys were great. they excelled at the Dominia Grammar School and also at SMA.

  3. Honeyfira
    August 23, 2010

    well congrats.. and more congrats..

  4. Less We Forget!
    August 23, 2010

    Congratulations to all the students! hard work & discipline yields results. I am particularly proud this year to see the boys take the lead, too often we bash our boys and the girls have been in the forefront it is indeed refreshing to be reminded that OUR boys & girls are simply great achievers and the score is all that differentiates them. The boys haven’t been gone anywhere.

    Congratulations to the teachers, parents and all those who made these results and the results across the board a success.

  5. dominican up in gwada
    August 23, 2010

    very good least dats good news in my island.keep up the good work

  6. Yesa
    August 23, 2010

    Hats off to Dennis and family, especially his mum – this lady is like WOW! Her students in grade 5 at
    the St. Martin’s Primary can sit the GSAT at excel……

  7. Sprinter
    August 22, 2010

    Way to go SMA! congratulations Denzel, Dennis, Liam and all the other SMA students who were successful at the exams. Best Wishes for a successful future. Whatever, your chosen paths, I know that once you are steadfast you will realize success. Congratulations to the SMA Team (teachers and admin), parents, and anyone else who ensured that our students realized their potential. Congratulations to all the other students around the island who performed well on the exam.

  8. MANCHAT!!!!
    August 22, 2010

    Congratulations!!! to all these Students. All Dominicans are proud of you.
    Stay focus,maintain a positive attitude whilst persevering,and keep up the good works.
    Remember you are the future Leaders,and men, and women of tomorrow.
    Food for thought……….
    ”The heights by great men reached and kept,were not obtained by sudden flight.
    But they, while their companions slept,were toiling upward in the night.” ….by H.W. (Henry Wadsworth) Longfellow…..

    All the best to you in your endeavors…
    Peace profound!.

  9. Scrack99
    August 22, 2010

    Big congratulation to Dennis Guye and the rest of the top acheivers of this year’s CSEC exams. You have proved that boys have equal academic potentials as girls and indeed you have defied the odds. Hats off to Mr. Elwin (SMA principal) and all the teachers who have assisted this young man to accomplish this great results and all the other young males and females from the other secondary schools across the country who have have excelled at this years CSEC exams. SMA has always been a top achieving, well respected school and I would like to see this ethos continue for generations to come. young men continue to be focus, this is just the beginning of your journey. continue to pray and work hard and you will undoubtedly reap success. ORA ET LABORA…always

  10. August 22, 2010

    well done my brother. keep going for the goal. love and peace to you.and all of god’s blessings.

  11. Congratulations to all
    August 21, 2010

    I joint the other writers in congratulating the top achievers. To Denzel, Ms Guye and Danley I say special congratulations, you have made us proud.
    I also want to congratulate all the schools which have done well and the dedicated teachers who work long hours to ensure that the students excel.

    Congratulations Stephie Pascal on your chemistry class at CHS obtaining 100% pass at the CXC exams (9 ones, 8 twos and 2 threes) you go girl, excelling at all you do. May God continue to bless you richly.

  12. Family
    August 21, 2010

    Denzel we are so very proud of you.
    You and the other top performers have shown that hard work pays off with wonderful results.
    Keep up the great work, son. Hard work, the right attitude, courage, faith in yourself and the unwavering support of your parents, family and teachers will keep you on top of your game.
    God bless you.

  13. charmer
    August 21, 2010

    @charmer: I meant dennis – my bad

  14. charmer
    August 21, 2010

    Well done Denzel, Syl and Dan. I’m so proud. Congrats to the other top performers as well

  15. Anonymous
    August 21, 2010

    Go Denzel!!!! we are proud of you!!
    And notice something …. this time its the guys who are on top
    Just goes to show that our boys CAN excel!!
    Congrats fellas

  16. K.S.Miller
    August 21, 2010

    Congratulations Denzil! You have made Dominica proud. Congratulations also to your parents, who supported you throughout and your teachers who prepared you for this great accomplishment. God bless you, your parents and God bless St Mary’s Academy and its teachers

  17. August 21, 2010

    THATS the type of stories worth commenting on therefore congratulations are in order to all the students and the furture of our lovely Island. Agreed with that person who suggest that those kids be used in any way possible to inspire others like them that are too weak to carry on. BE it on the radio in print or any other medium. Sadly we may not see lots of comments cause its not politics, BETH, or ROW ROW. come on typical Dominicans give your fullest support and best wishes to those dedicated young ones. That in my poinion is taking us to the next level. I wil be watching the progress of those young men and women.

    August 21, 2010


    August 21, 2010

    It shows that hard work pays. To the other students who did not performed as they wanted, just try next time and prepare for these exams. However, it should be done at your cost.
    God bless the next generation and indeed Dominica future is bright. Special thanks should be given to the parents and guardians, teachers, school administrators and the students for making Dominica proud.

  20. Maleist
    August 21, 2010

    Plenty congratulations tot he boys. We can and we will

  21. typical dominican
    August 21, 2010

    congratulations jonell .
    well done love you

  22. yeah
    August 21, 2010

    Very well done…..KEEP ON STUDING….I wish you could be called in by some schools to talk to the young boys/men about how you managed to do it!!!!!

    August 21, 2010

    Congratulations!!!! I am immensely impressed. Determination + application + perseverance = Success. Maintain this positive mental attitude, and the sky is your limit!!!

    You have made yourself proud!
    You have made your Family proud!
    You have made your School proud!
    You have made Dominica proud!

    Well Done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. salop
    August 21, 2010


  25. Beff La
    August 21, 2010

    Good Job Denzel….. Keep it up…

  26. Proud
    August 21, 2010

    I must say congratulations to all the students who sat the exam. You are all to be commended for your efforts.

    To the students who excelled, we are all proud of you and you should be proud of yourself too. Keep up the good work.

  27. Anonymous
    August 20, 2010

    @Patat: hey Patat, can you put a few exclamation marks at the end of your name? it would sound better.

  28. August 20, 2010

    Also, I noticed that the comments are very clean, and all of them are all thumbs up. What a disciplined attitude to maintain! And it is great that we leaving a good example for our boys and girls.

    It is possible that we can continue with that attitude to everyone?

  29. August 20, 2010

    One thing that we are certain of is that not all of our boys are heading into the conducts and attitude of young men, such as those wearing sloppy hair, baggy pants or skirts, silver chains around their necks, and all the other stuff, just to go out and hold guns at other people’s head to take a few thousand dollars from them.

    Way to go boys. And remember that you are a model to those who are behind you. Those of you who are behind be sure to take the advise of your brother, Dennis Guye.

    He is right to the extreme. Do not just depend on the few hours that you spend with your teacher. You need to study on your own, and you need to do that long in advance of your exam date. Otherwise, you do not get the evaluating marks that will qualify you for the credits which you are searching for. Again, I say, boys and girls of Dominica, follow in the paths of Dennis Guye and his two friends.

  30. Conscious Mike
    August 20, 2010

    I am delighted that boys topped the exams. Perhaps, all is not lost. I am elated that SMA is back as the top school. It has been a lot time coming.

  31. Anonymous
    August 20, 2010


  32. yout
    August 20, 2010

    God forbid that I may need a cardiologist but if YOu keep up this way I may have no issues visiting your office bro…Great work to you “ORA ET LABORA”

  33. Mrs. Carrette/Anselm
    August 20, 2010

    I must extend my congratulations to Denzel coipel and Kathlyn Paul and all the other Students who excel at the Dominica Grammar School. YOu all have made us proud. To the other school and their students who did well congratulations and keep up the good job.
    Keep working hard students and great work teachers!

  34. Luchie
    August 20, 2010

    Congrats Denzel! We are all proud of you. The sky is the limit.

  35. kimrah
    August 20, 2010

    congrats to you

  36. DENDEN
    August 20, 2010

    congratulations Dennis job well done! Congratulations also to your mom and dad Mrs.Sylvia and Mr.Darnley Guye. Though I am not surprised because Mrs.Guye is a very good teacher i pass under her hands in St.Martin School. D Guye dont be jealous i give u your plus too. I expect the same results too next year. To everyone who had some part to play in the great achievements of this young man congrats to a job well done

    August 20, 2010


  38. Smiley
    August 20, 2010

    Congrats to all the top achievers at the 2010 CSEC exams. You have all made us proud. Keep striving to achieve your dreams and reaching for the stars. To the young men–stay on track and consider yourselves role models for other young men.

  39. Jane
    August 20, 2010


  40. Proud Dominican
    August 20, 2010

    Congrats Mr. Guye, all the best in the future!!!

  41. Glen
    August 20, 2010

    Very Good that’s what he want to be. A doctor who studies the heart and deals with the diseases that affect it. Big up to you and may God bless you always..

  42. LCM
    August 20, 2010

    Congrats to all the students. Good to see the young men on top. Not to say that the ladies do not deserve it. I still believe we have the brightest men and women in the Caribbean.

    Anyway keep up the good workit is only the begining.

  43. Kanpeche
    August 20, 2010

    Bon travail mes amis. This is the type of news that warms my heart. Congrats to all the students. Our future looks grand.

  44. Patat
    August 20, 2010

    Congratulations are in order for the young men from the SMA and DGS who have given hope to all young male students around Dominica. For more than ten years the cry from the Education authorities was that Dominican boys were not realizing their full potential.

    The results this year must be a turning point in Dominica. A young boy was the 2010 top performer at the Common entrance exams and now at the High School CXC exams more young men are proving themselves and becoming examples for others to follow!!!

    I am sure that parents of High School boys will be encouraged to take greater effort at the PTA and take greater pride and effort at motivating their sons and not just their girls.

    To all the persons who were behind the scenes supporting these young men I say congratulations – parents , teachers, religious, library, study groups, the Saturday classes, the extra classes, and the society in general rallying for boys to reach for the stars .

  45. The Third Side
    August 20, 2010

    I love this kid. I would encourage the Ministry of Education to take this kid and have him do an island tour and speak to kids around the country. Give him a Scholarship and consider him an Honorary Education Ambassador.

    Secondly, the Min. Of Edu should embark on an Honor Student Program, where we can fast track certain students in Sciences and Maths….we really do need this now

    Min of Education…Technology is our future…we need to start preparing the young minds now…Take a page from Asia.

    This is the Third Side

  46. wisdom
    August 20, 2010

    These young students have a bright future, if they stay on course, away from drugs and those that do it, away from alcohol and them that do it, and away from illicit habits and them that do it, we will find that the path to a bright future in entrenched in the small powerful decisions that are made on a daily basis. Cudos to you guys!!!!!!!!!! (:=

  47. studies
    August 20, 2010

    congrats young man. All the best in the future.

  48. August 20, 2010

    Congfrats to the top three students, and I want to send a special congratulatory message to my boy Denzo….you have made us all proud, I know you have what it takes to reach the top and what we have discussed in the past. Hold tight and as a reminder to your graduation speech ” the sky is the limit.” So continue working hard and we all are behind you to assist you in whatever we can.

    Doc. Denzo de Z…

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