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#1 Solidus

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 06:13 AM

The Kirton family from Fortesque in St Philip has lots to smile about today.

They now boast two scholarship winners in the family, with the latest being 18-year-old Kristyn Kirton of Harrison College.

Kirton, who was beaming yesterday and overjoyed with the results she received since Friday, said she was grateful to God and all the family support she had received throughout the examinations, with special thanks to all her teachers.

The bubbly lass is the sister of Kerry Kirton, who was also a Barbados Scholar in 2006. She received eight Grade 1s and will be heading to Cave Hill Campus to study medicine.
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Posted 16 August 2010 - 08:09 AM

Harrison College students have done their school proud by reportedly collecting eight scholarships and 11 exhibitions in this year’s CAPE Examinations.


The DAILY NATION understands that the results were released to schools on Friday, but up to press time was unable to ascertain from the Ministry of Education how the four sixth-form schools – Harrison College, Queen’s College, The Lodge and Combermere – and Barbados Community College performed this year.

However, based on their results, among those at HC expected to receive honours are headgirl Kristyn Kirton, headboy Stephan Edey, Akona Brathwaite, Liam Rice and Kiran Niyar.

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Kirton, who wrote mathematics, physics and chemistry as well as communications and Caribbean studies which were compulsory, received eight Grade 1s.

Come September, she will be heading to the Cave Hill Campus where she will be studying medicine.

A relieved Kirton said although the exams were not stressful, there were many people she did not want to disappoint.

“I really have to thank God first of all, and then my family. My mother, my grandmother, my cousin Blair, my brother Kerry and all my aunts rallied behind me continuously,” she stated.

But she is not the only scholarship winner in her family. Her brother Kerry also won a scholarship in 2006 and just graduated with honours in mechanical engineering from the University of Toronto.

Her mother Magna said she was extremely proud of both children, who always put 100 per cent into everything they did. Kristyn is also the daughter of Charles Kirton.

Stephan Edey and best friend Liam Rice are also expected to be on the list of outstanding performers.

Edey, the son of Marine Hall-Edey and Carl Edey, said it was an amazing feeling to be recognised after the hard work.

“I’m really very happy to have pulled it off, and my parents, family and friends were always pushing me and telling me I could do it. So I just kept going for it and I asked God to give me the capacity, so I am happy it all came off in the end,” he said.

Edey said this year’s preparation was more difficult than last year’s, being the headboy and part of the graduation committee and having to budget his time properly.

He took biology, chemistry and pure mathematics, received eight Grade 1s and will study medicine at Kings College in London, England.

Rice, of Rendezvous, Christ Church, is the son of Lynette Rice. The expected winner of an exhibition was also, in 2003, the top student at Luther Thorne Primary.

“I am elated, but I couldn’t have done it without God, my friends and family. My teachers were all excellent, and they gave me the perseverance to continue when it seemed hard.”

Rice said at times it was difficult, especially during SBAs. He studied French, Spanish and sociology, and got seven Grade 1s and a Grade 2 in sociology.

“I think I’m going to be reviewing the sociology because I’m pretty sure that should have been a one, but I’m grateful,” he noted.

He will be heading to Warwick in England to do law with French law.

Brathwaite is also expected to receive a scholarship.

Sitting at his Haggatt Hall home with his mum Shirley-Ann and dad Anthony, the 18-year-old said he was excited. In fact, he remembered only having a small scare last year when his mind went blank during his physics exam.

“It feels really good because it has now enabled me to follow my dreams and study neuro- science,” he said.

Brathwaite, who studied biology, chemistry and physics, will be heading to the University of Bristol in England with his eight Grade 1s. He was also the top boy at Charles F. Broomes Primary in 2003.

Akono’s parents said they were not surprised because he was consistent.

Kiran Niyar, who is overseas on vacation, is expected to receive an exhibition.

The son of Soni Kessuram told the DAILY NATION via email that he was “extremely honoured”.

He sat accounts, mathematics and Spanish, and will be heading to the Cave Hill Campus to major in banking and finance.


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Posted 16 August 2010 - 08:53 AM

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 06:22 AM

Queen’s College seems to be dominating the list of Barbados Scholarship winners again this year.

Although principal Dr David Browne would release no information, it is rumoured that the school got 13 Barbados Scholarships and 12 Exhibitions.
Results have not been officially released to media houses, but students who have achieved eight or seven grade ones are jumping for joy pending official notification.


The DAILY NATION was just in time to see a number of students collecting their results and congratulating one another.
Those seen celebrating included headgirl Melanie-Anne Holder, Christopher Bourne, deputy headgirl Ava-Marissa Lee, Oghosase Iyare, Christopher Alert, Tamisha Straker, Jamiee Wilkinson and Timothy Adams. Others said to be celebrating were Scott Gibson, Rebecca Whitehead, Emily Layne and Carla Crichlow.

Holder, who studied biology, chemistry, environmental science and the compulsory Caribbean studies, earned eight grade ones and hopes to be heading to the University of Leicester to study medicine.

The Cargo Drive, Coverley, Christ Church lass is the daughter of well-known journalist and commentator Keith Holder and wife Dianne. She expressed special thanks to her class teachers and her lesson tutors. She also noted there were some challenging moments in chemistry and Caribbean studies.
“I prayed right there in the exam room and God answered my prayers, so I am really grateful to him,” she said.

“She puts God first in everything she does, and she has always been a hard worker,” her dad Keith said.

Christopher Bourne is expected to receive an Exhibition after gaining seven grade ones and two grade twos. The 17-year-old of Chancery Lane, Christ Church, who did Spanish, French, economics and mathematics, is the son of Cheryl Byer and William Bourne.

“I’m pretty ecstatic. It was always my dream to win a national award,” he said.

A very reserved Bourne said he didn’t study a lot, and some of the exams were quite hard, so he was still surprised and very pleased with the results.
He expects to be heading to the University of Toronto to study international development studies.
Deputy headgirl Ava-Marissa Lee, who is up for an Exhibition, studied law, economics, management and business.
Lee, the daughter of president of the Association of Public Transport Operators, Morris Lee, and his wife Debra, said the experience was “kinda stressful” – not because of the content or the volume of work, but because she was deputy headgirl and president of the Graduation Committee at the same time.

She received six grade ones and (2) twos and is hoping to study law at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies.
Nigerian Oghosase Iyare, who has been living here for ten years, is also expecting an Exhibition. The daughter of Ngozi and Sunday Iyare, had this to say: “The exams were very challenging but by God’s grace I came through.”
Iyare studied biology, chemistry and Unit 1 and 2 maths and received seven ones and a two. She is hoping to head to Mona or St Augustine to study medicine.

Christopher Alert is also expected to receive a Scholarship. He is the son of Gayle Medford-Alert and Dr Colin Alert, who reside at No. 81, Ocean Drive, Long Bay, St Philip.

Alert, who received eight grade ones, said: “All last week while I was at church camp I was praying that God would help me to be successful.” He will be going off to the University of Waterloo to do a double degree in mathematics and business administration, and is looking to specialise in actuarial science.

“He did the Common Entrance Exam at ten years old,” said mum Gayle, “and even from the time he was three, the principal at Erdiston told me he was ready for school.”

Tamisha Straker, too, received eight grade ones and expects a Scholarship. Too afraid to look at the results, she got her mother to collect them and best friend Melanie to open them. Melanie’s loud scream told her the good news.

Her mother Marlene Straker, of Edgecliff, St John, said: “I always had confidence that she would get a Scholarship.”
Jamie Wilkinson of No. 5, Ellerton Park, St George, has also made her mother Nancy and dad Oscar very proud. She now boasts eight grade ones, after having taken exams in chemistry, environmental science and biology.

Timothy Adams, who is the son of Peter and Cheryl Adams, is also another winner. He received eight grade ones, with eight distinctions.
“I really wasn’t scared at all. I just did them, finished them and was glad to put them behind me,” the very reserved Prior Park lad said. Adams said he is “taking one day at a time” and has no idea yet about what studies he will be pursuing.
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Posted 17 August 2010 - 06:59 AM

I keep telling wunna QC is the number one school. But... no one don't here.


Carry the light :)
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Posted 17 August 2010 - 07:44 AM

Only cause the top 11 plus students get brainwashed into going there cause there is allegedly too much "pressure" at HC.. People that never even set foot in the school does be spreading those lies.
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Posted 17 August 2010 - 07:56 AM

Only cause the top 11 plus students get brainwashed into going there cause there is allegedly too much "pressure" at HC.. People that never even set foot in the school does be spreading those lies.


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Posted 17 August 2010 - 08:19 AM

I keep telling wunna QC is the number one school. But... no one don't here.


Carry the light :)

Lol you not helping the argument though.
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Posted 17 August 2010 - 08:22 AM

I keep telling wunna QC is the number one school. But... no one don't hear.


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I fixed it for her Empy

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 08:34 AM


I keep telling wunna QC is the number one school. But... no one don't hear.


Carry the light :)



I fixed it for her Empy

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#11 Man of Steel

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 08:43 AM

I keep telling wunna QC is the number one school. But... no one don't hear.


Carry the light :)

Cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!

Carry the light!!!!!

Only cause the top 11 plus students get brainwashed into going there cause there is allegedly too much "pressure" at HC.. People that never even set foot in the school does be spreading those lies.

I heard that too and I didn't want to wear khaki. Sorry bro.
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Posted 17 August 2010 - 08:46 AM

Only cause the top 11 plus students get brainwashed into going there cause there is allegedly too much "pressure" at HC.. People that never even set foot in the school does be spreading those lies.



Well, QC has newer facilities. It seems to be the school of choice for the more affluent parents, and it also seems to have a very good culture, and good leadership. Do they have more students than HC?

The one school that baffles me is Combermere. I don't understand how they continue to do so poorly year after year after year. Something is wrong there.
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Posted 17 August 2010 - 08:48 AM

What do you consider poorly ??
Cause they don't get a lot of scholarships and exhibitions its that the school doing poorly ????
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Posted 17 August 2010 - 08:56 AM

In the context of this topic, yes.
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Posted 17 August 2010 - 09:01 AM


Only cause the top 11 plus students get brainwashed into going there cause there is allegedly too much "pressure" at HC.. People that never even set foot in the school does be spreading those lies.



Well, QC has newer facilities. It seems to be the school of choice for the more affluent parents, and it also seems to have a very good culture, and good leadership. Do they have more students than HC?

The one school that baffles me is Combermere. I don't understand how they continue to do so poorly year after year after year. Something is wrong there.

I believe they are more rounded on the higher end. Not necessarily purely academic like HC and QC. However based on how I have seen QC performing in athletics and other fields recently it might be possible that you can excel in both academics and non academics at the same time. People talk bout Combermere but what is Lodge's claim to fame now? When last they won a scholarship or exhibition?
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Posted 17 August 2010 - 09:10 AM


Only cause the top 11 plus students get brainwashed into going there cause there is allegedly too much "pressure" at HC.. People that never even set foot in the school does be spreading those lies.



Well, QC has newer facilities. It seems to be the school of choice for the more affluent parents, and it also seems to have a very good culture, and good leadership. Do they have more students than HC?

The one school that baffles me is Combermere. I don't understand how they continue to do so poorly year after year after year. Something is wrong there.


More rounded in attitude and academically. More does not always mean better, I know some brainiacs from HC that were very intelligent but their social skills were lacking entirely. For example (many others to choose from),I got two uncles one went HC the other went Combermere, guess which one is uptight condescending and snobbish?
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Posted 17 August 2010 - 09:13 AM



Only cause the top 11 plus students get brainwashed into going there cause there is allegedly too much "pressure" at HC.. People that never even set foot in the school does be spreading those lies.



Well, QC has newer facilities. It seems to be the school of choice for the more affluent parents, and it also seems to have a very good culture, and good leadership. Do they have more students than HC?

The one school that baffles me is Combermere. I don't understand how they continue to do so poorly year after year after year. Something is wrong there.

I believe they are more rounded on the higher end. Not necessarily purely academic like HC and QC. However based on how I have seen QC performing in athletics and other fields recently it might be possible that you can excel in both academics and non academics at the same time. People talk bout Combermere but what is Lodge's claim to fame now? When last they won a scholarship or exhibition?



But, Lodge is not a top 3 school. They don't get the academic standouts that QC, HC and Combermere get.
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Posted 17 August 2010 - 09:17 AM

More rounded in attitude and academically. More does not always mean better, I know some brainiacs from HC that were very intelligent but their social skills were lacking entirely. For example (many others to choose from),I got two uncles one went HC the other went Combermere, guess which one is uptight condescending and snobbish?



Is the proportion of people with "poor social skills" at Kolij any higher than persons from another school?

Is it also that Kolij turns people into snobs, or that personality trait is already inherent in persons who end up at Kolij? Or is it a social misalignment where persons put the two togetehr because they have heard it so much, but there is no real difference between them and anyone else?
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Posted 17 August 2010 - 09:26 AM

Honestly, I just don't agree that Combermere students are any better rounded than those from other schools.
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Posted 17 August 2010 - 10:09 AM

A: my school is better than your school
B: no, MY school is better than your school
A: no, MYYYYY school is better than your school
B: no, MYYYYYYYYYYYYY school is better than your school
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