Sidney Jules awarded by US Embassy for excellence in CXC

Officer at the U.S. Embassy, Bridgetown D.R Seckinger presents Jules with plaque award

Sidney Jules receives award from US Embassy in Bridgetown officer D.R Seckinger this morning at brief ceremony at his alma mater St. Mary’s Academy (SMA)

An award of $500 USD, a plaque and a certificate will be presented to Sidney J.M. Jules who gained nine passes at Grade One, general proficiency in the 2009 CXC examinations.

The award was as part of a collaboration between the Embassy of the United States of America and the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) which are rewarding students with the most outstanding CXC results in the seven Eastern Caribbean island nations to which the Embassy is accredited.

According to a press release, previously the Embassy and the Caribbean Examinations Council discussed how best they could encourage and honor excellence in education. The Embassy and CXC eventually came up with the U.S. Embassy CXC National Awards for Outstanding Performance.  Top students in 2009 Brittany Evason of Barbados, Gregory Tuayev-Deane of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Lena Taupier of St. Lucia, Arlene Hayes of Grenada,  and Zoe Gonsalves of St. Kitts/Nevis have already received their prizes.   Prizes will shortly be awarded to Ariel Maynard of Antigua. The student’s secondary schools will receive a set of 50 American literature books.


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28 Comments

  1. cousin in boston
    February 27, 2010

    Congrats to Deirdre and Hilarian for producing such a fine young man.Sidney,congrats well,well done,keep reaching for the stars,making the sky your limit.

  2. Petrolina
    February 26, 2010

    Congratulations Sidney,

    Just now saw the news, really proud of you, congratulations are also in order for Deidre and Hila, continue the good work!

    The Labadie’s

  3. Sonia Williams
    February 26, 2010

    Hey Sid

    Congrats are really in order. Keep up the great work.
    We are all sooooooooooooooooo proud of you
    Continue to put God first as I’m sure you have been doing
    Bro. Hillay and Deidre take a BIG BOW for being exemplary parents
    Love you all
    Aunty Sonia

  4. Brownie
    February 26, 2010

    Great Job young man! Keep on learning, keep on reading!

  5. de caribbean change
    February 25, 2010

    Brings back memories of Charles Xavier, Leroy Danglar, Allison Monelle, Lester Mcintyre. Go Sidney, Go.

  6. Zealous
    February 25, 2010

    Congratulations my bro. Keep on excelling. You’re a blessed inspiration for the younger ones. I’m personally extremely proud of you.

  7. Dubiqois
    February 25, 2010

    Go forth young man…

    Congratulations. Immerse yourself in all the academic opportunities presented to you. The path is not always smooth, but with resiliency, hardwork, dedication, and discipline, opportunities will be abound. Do not be distracted by detractors. Let the detractors serve as a catalyst for your success.

    Here is a poem, by Williams Henley, you should read when the journey becomes burdensome. It is one of my favorites.

    Out of the night that covers me,
    Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
    I thank whatever gods may be
    For my unconquerable soul.

    In the fell clutch of circumstance
    I have not winced nor cried aloud.
    Under the bludgeonings of chance
    My head is bloody, but unbowed.

    Beyond this place of wrath and tears
    Looms but the Horror of the shade,
    And yet the menace of the years
    Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

    It matters not how strait the gate,
    How charged with punishments the scroll.
    I am the master of my fate:
    I am the captain of my soul

  8. February 25, 2010

    Job well Done my brother. keep up the good work.

  9. February 25, 2010

    This is fantastic my brother. Take care of your mind and keep on learning.

  10. spookie
    February 25, 2010

    COngrats… let them know with hard work, and postivity d/ca students can do it.
    So proud of u even if i don’t know u…. Happy for your parents also…

  11. honey-fira
    February 25, 2010

    Growing up i use to like to pass by SMA for the boyz while i roll my sexy body,whossssss.. there were some hot one in my days..need i say more..

  12. SMA ! SMA ! SMA ! RESPECT THE ---"SMARTEST MEN ALIVE "!
    February 25, 2010

    GREAT WORK YOUNG FELLOW

    ALL THE BEST

    REMEMBER OUR SCHOOL MOTTO ” WORK AND PRAY ”

    ORA et LABORA !

    ALSO NEVER FORGET TO BE HUMBLE
    AND THERE IS A SAYING THAT GOES LIKE THIS

    ” SUCCESS BREEDS FALSE FRIENDS AND TRUE ENEMIES”

    SO BE MINDFUL OF THIS BUT DONT BECOME PARANOID OVER IT

    ALL SMARIANS AND DOMINICANS ON A WHOLE AND YOUR FAMILY, COLLEAGUES,TEACHERS AND YOUR COMMUN ITY ARE ALL ARE PROUD OF YOUR PHENOMENAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS !

    WITH SUCH GENIUS STATUS THE SKY IS THE LIMIT !

    WE PRAY THAT YOU CONTINUE TO DO WELL

    REMAIN FOCUS

  13. ora et labora
    February 25, 2010

    Congrats Sydney,

    i think the US should at least go the extra mile …………a scholarship to a School in the US would be very much appreciated………………….

    But anyways well done…………………..SMA always produces the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    St Mary’s Men go forth again

  14. Leavemealone
    February 25, 2010

    Congrats

  15. WOW
    February 25, 2010

    Congrats young man. To our young men out there, please take example from Sidney.

  16. John
    February 25, 2010

    Congrats Sidney.

  17. tm
    February 25, 2010

    congratulations to you continue to strive for excellence

  18. Domerican
    February 25, 2010

    AMAZING.

  19. Eric Cartman
    February 25, 2010

    congrats

  20. Karkabeff
    February 25, 2010

    The Smartest Men Around (SMA) institution have done it again. To all the Smell My A** haters, in your face againnnnnnn! Great job young man. I wished they had seem it fit to recognize you as others have said. Having said there, let this be by-gone and start reaching BEYOND the starts because your journey has only just begun. God bless you and the SMA.

    Say it again…SMA, again SMA, once again SMAyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  21. Stranger
    February 25, 2010

    I aint kno u nh my Padner but good goin mn…Congratssss….Im a young man at University right now at im glad to see tht…. :-)

  22. mellow119
    February 25, 2010

    well gone young man, keep on striving for the best

  23. Homeboy
    February 25, 2010

    SMA : Smartest Men Alive

    Homeboy 1990 Graduate: SMA former student Room 206

  24. s c
    February 25, 2010

    congrats young man, why oh why were u not on the list for an award, but again good things go on noticed.

  25. Anonymous
    February 24, 2010

    CONGRATULATIONS SIDNEY AND SMA!

  26. KKK fan
    February 24, 2010

    I amm proud of you Sidney..my former student.

  27. ats
    February 24, 2010

    why wasn’t he recognised at the 2009 independence youth rally?

  28. Sandora
    February 24, 2010

    Congratulation Sidney!

    This goes to show that the young men at your level can attain commendable level of academic excellence. Coming from an all boys institution makes it a greater cause for celebration. I am happy that you efforts paid off.
    It is very interesting and lamentable at the same time to point out that your name was batantly omitted from the list of awardies during the youth rally in October. Not one person saw it fit to highlight your achievement and use you as spring board to encourage the other young men who society is so often quick to judge ….
    You blessings can never be taken away from you. Continue to bloom where ever you are planted

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