Girls top national assessment

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The girls dominated this year’s National Grade Six Assessment capturing nine of the available top 10 positions.
In the results released by the Ministry of Education yesterday, Stephanie Archibald of Baptist Academy grabbed the top spot with her outstanding achievement of 378 marks out of a possible 400.
Archibald was followed closely behind by her Baptist Academy peers Chelsea Barlow and Tianna Bretney who both scored 370 marks.
The fourth position went to Eisha Ahmad of Sunnyside Tutorial who scored 369 points while Aliyah Martin of St. John’s Lutheran earned the fifth spot with 366 marks.
Alera Crump of Sunnyside Tutorial obtained sixth place with 361 marks.
The lone boy in the top 10 bunch is Adrian Judnarine of St. John’s Catholic. Judnarine ranked seventh with his score of 357.
Denyjah Jacobs of Newfield Primary School was the only government school student in the top 10 with a score of 355. She earned eighth place and a scholarship to the Antigua Girls High School (AGHS) just like all the top female performers.
Also scoring 355 was Xaria Josiah of Sunnyside Tutorial.
Cayden Browne of St. John’s Catholic, Xavin Peterson of St. John’s Lutheran, Tzion John of St. John’s Lutheran, Ronaldo Antigua of Divine Academy and Jonae Gordon of Sunnyside Tutorial round off the top 10 list, each achieving 354.
A total of 1,269 students sat the primary school exit exams and were awarded scholarships in 13 secondary schools.
AGHS received the lion share of students with 157 girls who will be donning its all-blue dresses to attend school come September.
Princess Margaret Secondary School’s enrollment will include 154 new faces; 87 girls and 67 boys.
Antigua Grammar School (AGS) is to expect 146 first formers.
Clare Hall Secondary School will welcome 76 females and 65 males in the new school term. Jennings Secondary and the Ottos Comprehensive School will each grow by 134 new first form students.
The All Saints Secondary School is set to accept 130 students; 63 females and 67 males.
Enrollment at Sir Novelle Richards Academy, which opened just last year, will bloom by 84 new faces; 44 girls and 40 boys.
Sixty-nine students earned scholarships to St. Mary’s Secondary School, and 39 first formers will be heading to Pares Secondary School, while Irene B. Williams School will take on 35 new students.
Sir McChesney George School in Barbuda will receive 27 new first formers and the Glanville’s Secondary School will accept 19.

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