(ZIZ News) — 63 students and 12 educators were awarded on Thursday night during the 28th Academic Excellence Recognition Awards.
Held at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort, the event took the form of a ceremony and dinner.
The 2014 State Scholar and CAPE’s most outstanding student in Business Studies Chloe Williams, first runner-up State Scholar Imani Caines and second runner-up State Scholar Nicoyan Blackett were among the students recognised during this year’s Academic Excellence Recognition Awards Ceremony.
They were joined by the Federation’s top Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate [CSEC] students, top scholars at the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College, four college lecturers and eight secondary school teachers.
During the ceremony, Chamber of Industry and Commerce President Damion Hobson said his organisation has always believed that the economic development of any nation depends largely on the educational achievements of its citizens.
“Not only does it recognise outstanding students and teachers, it also is a barometer of how well schools are measuring up against other schools in the region. It is also a barometer as to how well students are measuring up to the high standards set by the chamber since the inception of the programme,” Hobson said.
Minister of Education, Hon. Nigel Carty praised the sponsors for their dedication to the nation’s students, and the development of education on a whole.
“Let me start by expressing profound gratitude to the Chamber of Industry and Commerce and LIME, who, over the past 28 years partnered with the Ministry of Education to properly recognise our students’ academic accomplishments,” he said.
Thursday night’s Academic Excellence Recognition Awards Ceremony was held under the theme “To Accomplish Great Things, We Must Not Only Act, But Also Dream; Not Only Plan, But Also Believe.”