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.