The Fantastic Four
Four students of the Bishop Michael Eldon School (BMES) have recently been honored for their hard work, discipline and academic excellence in the Bahamas Junior Certificate (BJC) examinations.
Tenth grade student Joanna Evans sat seven BJC examinations in subjects; English language, mathematics, health science, social studies, religion, general science and technical drawing.
Evans earned an A grade in all seven subject areas and received a plaque for best overall performance in a BJC examination for technical drawing, which she shares with fellow students Miguel Gibson and Robert Cartwright who has also won the prestigious award.
Fifteen-year-old Evans has also sat the Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test (PSAT) and scored 1710 on the examination.
Not only has she done outstandingly academically, she is the winner of both the 2012 Credit Union Essay Competition, the Bahamas National Drug Council and U.S. Embassy Essay Competition and she is a gifted swimmer.
Evans was named the Basil Neymour Female Athlete of the Year 2012, has six 2012 CARIFTA medals (three gold and three silver), won five gold medals at the 2012 Bahamas Nationals and won five medals (four gold, one silver) at the 2012 Caribbean Island Swimming Championships (CISC) in Aruba.
This young lady is considered a well-rounded student and staff of Bishop Michael Eldon School, are looking forward to her making a positive impact both within her school and community.
Fellow tenth grader Gibson, who sat seven BJC examinations and shares the national award for best overall performance in the BJC technical drawing examination, earned all As in those exams as well.
Young Gibson, who is not sure as to whether or not he wants to be an engineer or professional golfer once completing his educational pursuits, also received the national award for best overall performance in religion studies and thanked his teachers for their efforts in helping him to accomplish such remarkable achievements.
"I would like to thank my parents and grandmother for their support and words of inspiration and my former technical drawing teacher Mrs. Mazzoni.
"Without her I would have not been able to receive the award," said Gibson.
BMES staffers noted that they are also proud of Gibson's successes and have no doubt that whatever he set his mind to do he will be great at it.
In addition to sharing the spotlight with Evans and Gibson for the technical drawing award, Cartwright has earned five As and one B in BJC examinations he sat as well.
Cartwright revealed that he was indecisive as to what he would pursue as a career once completing his college education, "I have always tried to strive for excellence in everything I do and I have always tried to put all my effort in my tasks.
"A couple of years ago, I tried to make up my mind about what I wanted to be.
"Becoming an architect or engineer was actually at the top of my list.
"Achieving the award helped me to make up my mind that I want to be an architect/engineer."
Young Cartwright also holds the distinction of making BMES's chairman's list on a consecutive basis and admits he loves math and science.
Again BMES faculty sings the praises of their students and noted that Cartwright is a shining example of what a dedicated student can achieve.
Katrina Dorsett is also a tenth grade student at BMES and has received a national award for best overall performance in art.
Dorsett has sat seven BJC examinations and has achieved all A grades in her exams as well.
A lover of the arts, acting, singing, Dorsett has been involved in two Regency Theatre stage plays FAME and Alice in Wonderland.
She has also been involved in filmmaking and has won the FLIFF (Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival) Grand Bahama Youth Film competition with her entry on "Cyberbullying."
"I made a film about cyber bullying trying to show the Bahamian youth the effects of it on other children however, drawing is my passion and I have been practicing since I was six years old.
"My older siblings were my major inspiration and influence in drawing.
"Their creative skills amazed me and motivated me to become the artist I am today.
"In 2012 I participated in the 'Art of the Warrior' art exhibition competition and won in the junior division of which I was a part.
"I am now looking forward to the Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education Art examination and hoping to get the same award, through hard work and dedication," said Dorsett.
Bishop Michael Elson School can certainly boast about these students' success and at the rate their students are going, there is sure to be even greater success ahead for the school and its students.
Congratulations to Evans, Gibson, Cartwright and Dorsett for their outstanding performance and also to principal and vice principal Anita Doherty and Sophia Howden and teachers and staff at BMES.
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