CLAYTON… poses with her trophies after beating the field in the GSAT.
(PHOTO: NAPTHALI JUNIOR)
LATANYA Clayton from St Jude’s Primary School, located in the inner-city community of Olympic Gardens, Kingston 11, is this year’s top female GSAT performer in the entire island from any school type.
Clayton received an average of 99.6 per cent, after scoring 99 per cent in Mathematics, 100 in Science, 99 in Social Studies, 100 in Language Arts and 12/12 in Communication Tasks.
The top performing boy in the entire island from any school type is
Mark Brown from Chetwood Memorial Primary in Montego Bay with an average
of 99.4 per cent.
The two are among 63 students who have been awarded scholarships for
their excellent performance in the 2013 GSAT Examination by the Ministry
And both will be receiving the ScotiaBank Foundation Shining Star
Excellence Award valued at a total of $1,435,000 each and paid in equal
instalments over seven years or $205,000 per annum.
The other scholarships are in the categories of the Marcus Garvey top
boy from primary, all-age, or primary and junior high school; JAG Smith
top girl from a primary, all-age or primary and junior high school;
George William Gordon second placed female from a primary, all-age or
primary & junior high school; Paul Bogle top girl from a primary,
all- age, or primary & junior high school in St Thomas; ScotiaBank
Foundation Shining Star County, top performer in each county from any
school type; Government scholarships for both girls and boys; Aubrey
Phillips Memorial (JTA) scholarship, the top performer in Manchester
from a primary school; Tang GSAT Scholarship, highest performing student
for Mathematics from each county from primary, all- age and primary and
junior high schools; Petrojam Limited highest performing boy and girl
from Greenwich All-Age; GAS Products Ltd top performing boy and girl
from GAS Pro’s list of schools (average above 55 per cent); Jamaica
Energy Partners (JEP) Scholarships, 10 Top performing student in JEP’s
list of schools; Jamaica National Building Society Scholarship, top
performer in each parish who has not already been awarded a scholarship;
Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited, 14 scholarships awarded on merit to
dependent children of eligible members of Health Schemes managed by
Sagicor; and Horlicks highest performing student, one from each region
The top receiving school is Campion College with 15 students; St
Andrew High with five; four to Morant Bay High; Immaculate Conception
High, Kingston College and Cornwall College, three to Ardenne High,
Montego Bay High, Wolmer’s High School for Girls; two to Manchester
High, Decarteret College and Holy Childhold High; while Bishop Gibson
High, Westwood High, Glenmuir High, Manning’s High, Herbert Morrison
Technical High, Rusea’s, Wolmer’s Boys School, Vauxhall High, Dunoon
Park Technical High, Calabar Primary and Jnr High and Infant, The
Queen’s School, and Calabar High all received one scholarship winner.