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Ethan Richard Kent, a student of  Sugar Mill Academy, is St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ top performer in the 2024 Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA).

Kent also placed first for boys in the examination while his schoolmate, Darius Jonathan Humphrey was second for boys and overall.

St. Mary’s Roman Catholic School took the next two positions for gender and overall, with Evan Eddison Scott placing third and Rio Ezra Fitzpatrick fourth.

Prayash Parida of Windsor Primary placed fifth.

There was a two-way tie for sixth place between St. Mary’s students Yohan Francis Burke who also placed six for boys and Shaya Alona Altidor, who placed first for girls and is the highest-ranked female among the top 10.  

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Khalil Davis King of Questelles Government placed eighth overall and seventh for boys.

J’Vonnique Charissa Hamlet of St. Mary’s RC placed ninth overall and second for girls.

There was also a two-way tie for 10th position, between Gabriella Naomi Wood of St. Mary’s RC, who also placed third for girls and Jordi Lleo Lewis, of Sugar Mill Academy, who also placed eighth for boys.

St. Mary’s RC dominated the top 10 positions, taking six of the spots, including the two who tied for sixth position and one of the two who tied for 10th.

Sugar Mill took three while Windsor and Questelles Government had one each. 

In the subject areas, three students returned a perfect score in mathematics. They are Kent, 

Kyssondria Scott, of South Rivers Methodist and Sonjay Lewis, of Spring Village Methodist 

In science, Parida, Burke, K-Ailla  JV-Ana Jackson, of Union Methodis/New Grounds Primary, and Ronnyra Quninisa May, of Windsor, scored 100%.

Fitzpatrick scored the highest score in language — 98.67% while Scott and Timothy Isaiah Lewis of Kingstown Preparatory School tied for the highest score in social studies — 97.3%.

The Grade 6 students concluded their final examination on May 16. Of the 1,745 students registered, 1,737 wrote the final examination.

The preliminary results indicate that the proportion of students who met the prescribed

standard was 1,523 (87.68%), a slight increase over last year’s 85.17%. This number is made up of 730 (84.2%) males and 793 (91.3%) females, the Ministry of Education said. 

Students’ final scores were derived from the aggregate scores of both components of the CPEA.

The external assessment consisted of multiple choice tests in mathematics, science, language arts and social studies and the school-based assessment comprised a project, a writing portfolio, a book report as well as teacher tests, pupil-made tests and can-do-skills exercises in mathematics, science, language arts and social studies.