Chloe Zi Hua Yang Is Antigua’s Island Scholar for the year 2020

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The Ministry of Education and Sports is pleased to announce Chloe Zi Hua Yang as Island Scholar for the year 2020.

Making the announcement, Director of Education, Clare Browne in congratulating the Antiguan born student, her parents and teachers said this is the first time Saint Anthony’s Secondary School has produced an Island Scholar.

“Traditionally, the Antigua State College is the place from where the Island Scholars come. Most of our secondary institutions do not have sixth form attached to them. However, St. Anthony’s Secondary has an advanced level department attached to that institution and so in 2020, St. Anthony’s would have captured the Island Scholar position,” Director Browne said.

Mr. Browne explained the 2020 announcement was delayed due to queries of grades made by students. As such, that process had to have been completed by Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), before a decision was made on the top academic achiever.

The Island Scholar award is determined based on students’ performances at CAPE in two units of a two-year programme.

“We’re not considering island scholars from just one set of exams, but two years of exams, unit one and unit two,” according to the director.

Results from advanced level subjects are also considered from external examination bodies.

Through the Board of Education, the Island Scholar will receive US $20,000 (EC $54,000) per annum towards tertiary education at any university she wishes to attend.

An announcement relating to the 2021 Island Scholar will be made shortly.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. Congrats to you CHLOE. You have a bright future ahead of you. Congrats to your family, school and everyone who supported you along the way. God bless you.

    “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; ” Proverbs 1:7

  2. Chole was born in Antigua.What’s in a name? Regardless of her name,a dey she barn.She did not bang water to come there. Congratulations to you,keep up that good work.

  3. She is a native born Antiguan of Chinese parents. It similar to when we have our children in America or Canada, that they’re Americans and Canadians. We need to stop stereotypes people because of their looks and skin color.

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