Top male G6NA performer advocates focus in pursuit of academic excellence

Fontaine is described as a quiet but brilliant student

The only male student to make it to the top five performers in the 2017 Grade Six National Assessment Exams (G6NA) has sent a message to students that they should be focused in their pursuit of academic excellence.

Deleon Fontaine is a student of the Temple SDA School and he placed second islandwide in the exams. The results were released on Monday.

He told DNO that when he heard the results, he was “very happy yet still remained calm.”

A quiet student, Fontaine advised other students, especially males, to create a schedule between academics and play time with more time placed on educational activities rather than recreational ones.

“Be focused on your work and pay attention to what your teacher is saying, study what the teacher sent you to study and just do what you have to do. Limit your playing time and so on,” he said.

He added that in preparation for the exams, he received great help from his teachers and parents.

“We had to study, we had help from our teachers, we helped each other at times, and at home, well, I studied with my parents,” he said.

Fontaine’s class teacher, Glenda Charles-Cirius, said he is a student who prefers to remain silent and observant but he is brilliant, humble and whose ability to write is exceptional.

“He is smart, but he is humble about it. Another thing is that he is an independent learner. He will do most of his stuff on his own, he will do his research on his own, he writes brilliant essays even without my help,” Charles-Cirius remarked.

Fontaine intends to move on to the Dominica Seven Day Adventist Secondary school in his efforts to become a scientist.

In his spare time, Fontaine enjoys playing games outside with his friends and teammates including computer games, and also, watching different shows and going out to different places.

Statistics show that girls outperform boys by an average of five percent in all areas in the G6NA.




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  1. RealG
    June 30, 2017

    Congratulations to the Fontaine .Stay humble young man it will take you places most of us only can dream of. God’s Grace and Blessing is on your life you will keep shinning all through .

  2. hmm
    June 30, 2017

    Congratulations. You are are an outstanding academic performer. I wish more boys were a bit more like you. It can be very frustrating to watch the boys who are intelligent fool around in class so much. I experience it on a daily basis. they are just not as matured as the girls who are more focused. Boys do need a firm hand at home and support for their education.

    June 30, 2017

    Are parents failing their boy because they are not investing enough time and energy in them? I have a young man, I must say it is was not an easy job. You have to work harder to ensure your boy achieve in life. I have move from area to ensure he did not get caught up in the groups of no achievements. It has cost me a lot and I mean a lot Money, You are in competition with the streets, the expensive clothes and shoes. I want what the others have though he knew I could not afford it. While i bought from the cheapest stores I tried to give him what he needed. Though I kept myself behind in many ways, I am content to say sacrificing my needs, wants and goals. I am able to sleep and night and find solace in knowing a woman will one day find a good husband. His children will have their father in their life. He will not become another disappointed young man. A child is not only raised by their parents but for being responsible in its community. Parents wake up give your boys a fair chance .

  4. Wesley, Eden Road
    June 29, 2017

    When I got the news of your achievement from your mum and grandmother I had the biggest smile on my face. I will continue to say you are a fighter and a blessing.

    A remarkable young man you have grown to become. Keep up the good work and continue to be an example and a beacon.

    Keep shinning and go after the dream I am 100% sure you will succeed.

    I am sure entire village of Wesley is proud of your achievement.


    it was great to see you in March…….

  5. Dee
    June 29, 2017

    Congratulations young man. With God first and humility, I know that you will make it big all in the Name of Jesus

  6. pydana
    June 28, 2017

    well done my little cousin you have made the family proud. don’t know you in person but the noise you made made me aware that we are family. keep it up your grandma was a very strong woman

  7. mine
    June 28, 2017

    Wow! I am very happy for you and all the others who did well. Congratulation and best of good luck.

  8. Don Keyballs
    June 28, 2017

    Well done Deleon. Show the boys that being a good student has its rewards, and is not only for girls. May you continue to make your parents and the rest of Dominica proud.

  9. %
    June 28, 2017

    Keep it up Deleon,and please remain focused.

  10. Shaka Zulu
    June 28, 2017

    Congratulations!!! Job well done. Remain humble but don’t remain quiet. My prayers is that you accomplish great things in life and pass it on. Make a difference. Too many empty vessels making noise.

  11. ????
    June 28, 2017

    Pay attention to some of this young man’s traits – an independent learner; he remains silent and observant. Congratulations to you Deleon!

    Catherine Daniel called for a role model – well Deleon is right here! Use him and as well as the other top performing male students from last year’s assessment to speak to their peers.

  12. June 28, 2017

    Well done Deleon! Your parents must be so proud!

  13. "Trust & Obey"
    June 28, 2017

    Congrats. Remain quiet and humble in high school. Stay focused and you will succeed, I wish you all the best in your future endeavors. Put God first in everything and always give him praise and thanks. God bless you.

  14. Dominican
    June 28, 2017

    Thanks to whatsapp news aka emonews we can finally see the hero. Yes I Dominica, congrats Mr Fontaine

  15. June 28, 2017

    Congratulations young man!

  16. kni
    June 28, 2017

    congrats my boy an to all those who sat and succeeded

  17. Nice
    June 28, 2017

    They really say “maypuis ka cowijay”…finally we’re hearing from him and seeing his photo. Congrats young man! We are very proud.

  18. Blessed
    June 28, 2017

    Congrats you will go places with God first in your life. I like the fact that you are very humble

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