The awards are designed to recognize outstanding performances by members only of the School Savings Co-operatives in Primary schools on St. Kitts. It rewards the best performances by member students, in the Department of Education Test of Standards, at the Grade Six (6) levels in four (4) subject areas. These are Mathematics, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies.
Each Primary school submits the names and the highest marks in each of the four (4) subject areas. These are compared and winners announced – one winner per subject area. Each winner receives a certificate and a Three Hundred Dollars ($300) voucher redeemable at the Schools’ Apex Co-operative Sales Outlet in Basseterre. The award was introduced in 2004.
During a simple but important ceremony, the students were congratulated by Mr. Francil A. Morris, President of St. Kitts Schools’ Apex Board of Directors. Morris praised the awardees for their excellent performance, noting that some of them received a perfect score of 100% in Mathematics.
He further encouraged the students to use the tools given by his organization to assist in their academic pursuits, to be punctual for school, pay attention to their teachers, select their friends wisely, respect themselves and others at all times so that they can continue to make their family, country and more importantly themselves proud of their accomplishments.
He impressed upon the parents of the children to use every resource available at their disposal to assist in the education of their children. He reminded them though that being an exemplary stakeholder in the education system would result in greater achievements in their future.
The four (4) students have now been entered into the Academic Excellence Awards Hall of Fame of the St. Kitts Schools’ Apex Co-operative Society Limited.
The ceremony took place on Tuesday, 17th July, 2012. Present at the awards ceremony held at the Sales Outlet on Princes Street, Basseterre, St. Kitts, were, Mr. Francil A. Morris, Mr. L. Antonio Wilson, Manager and Mrs. Deslyn Browne, Store Clerk of St. Kitts School’s Apex Sales Outlet, Awardees & their parents and patrons.
Receiving awards were:
Mathematics – Ta-Jaroh Stapleton – Dr. William Connor Primary School
Keitishna Edwards – Tucker Clarke Primary School
Gariel Bowry – Sandy Point Primary School
Language Arts – Keyshawa Headley – Josiah Obedeah Williams Primary School
Social Studies – Gariel Bowry – Sandy Point Primary School
Science – Gariel Bowry – Sandy Point Primary School