Principal of St Joseph’s Convent, Port of Spain, Anna Pounder, is “proud” of the 38 young ladies and men from her school who have earned national scholarships, based on their 2017 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) results.
St Joseph’s Convent tied with Naparima Girls’ High School in San Fernando for the most scholarships earned by a school this year. The news was announced by Education Minister, Anthony Garcia, today (Friday) during a press conference at the ministry’s head office, St Vincent Street, Port of Spain.
Contacted for a comment, Pounder told Newsday, “You’re breaking this news to me. I haven’t seen anything in writing yet.”
Asked how she felt about the achievement, Pounder said, “It’s such an honour. I commend our young ladies on their hard work, discipline and dedication. The staff feel privileged that we were able to help them achieve their academic goals. I must thank my dedicated teachers for putting in the work to help them do so well. We are proud of this accomplishment.”
In related news, the top-performing all-male schools are Hillview College in Tunapuna and Presentation College Chaguanas, with 29 scholarships each.