She is the only student to have copped full marks in English in this year’s Common Entrance exam.
And 11-year-old Choiselle Joseph of Leacock Private couldn’t be more pleased.
The daughter of political scientist Dr Tennyson Joseph, who aspires to be a politician, also emerged as top student overall at her St Peter school.
However, today, she graciously shared the spotlight with classmate Quinn Sealy, who is the school’s top boy.
“I feel pleased with my performance. I was surprised with my results though because I was expecting to do better in Mathematics than English, but I’m happy regardless,” said Choiselle, who is headed to Queen’s College in September.
With news of her top performance still sinking in, there was no disguising Choiselle’s excitement about what immediately lies ahead, even though she was short on words today.
“I’m looking forward to doing all the new subjects and all the extra curricular activities,” she said, without giving much away in terms of her expression.
Sealy, who was equally reserved, revealed that though he wanted to attend The Alexandra School, he was looking forward to moving on to Combermere.
Principal Cybil Leacock said she was very proud of all of her students.
“We always get good results but this year was more or less outstanding. This was a good crop,” she said.
Over at Roland Edwards Primary, a sense of excitement filled the air as Top Boy Matthew Turton and Top Girl Tesedi Lashley gushed over their accomplishments.
Turton, who scored 83 in English and 92 in Mathematics, will be attending The Foundation School, which is his father’s alma mater.
“I feel great. I thank everyone who really looked at me and said I could do well and who helped me succeed. I always wanted to go to Foundation because my family went there,” the aspiring vetenarian said.
Lashley, who scored 98 in English and 95 in Mathematics, told Barbados TODAY she had realized her dream of attending Queen’s College.
“I feel awesome. I feel good because I kept thinking I could do my best and I did it,” she said.
Class teacher Aquinda Harris said she was proud of both students.
“I am very proud of them, Tesedi especially. She has always been a very diligent student. She tries very hard. She has the support of her mom and those at home and she was always willing to go the extra mile.
“Matthew he really has shown lots of improvement, especially in Mathematics. I think he is feeling extra special and proud because he came from behind a few of the boys and did very well,” she said.