Former National Student Director Graduates with Honors


Antigua and Barbuda’s first Student Director on the Board of Education, Ashleigh Knight continues to blaze a trail and has done her family and country proud, graduating Summa Cum Laude from Howard University in Washington D.C. Last week, Knight received her Bachelor’s Degree in International Business with a concentration in Information Systems.


The only daughter of Janice and Orville Knight, Ashleigh attended the Baptist Academy of Antigua from 1998-2013 and placed 5th in the National Common Entrance Examinations in 2008. She placed 8th in the Caribbean for CXC Accounts and 3rd in the Lime CXC Awards, earning 14 ones and one 2. She attended the Antigua State College from 2013-2015 and placed 3rd in the Caribbean, for the CAPE Law Examination in 2015.


As Ashleigh reflects on her path to academic excellence, she credits her family and faith for her many accomplishments.  While attending Howard University, she had the opportunity to travel abroad to broaden her horizons, visiting London, Colombia, Spain, Greece, Rome and Paris. According to Knight, “The last four years have been extremely challenging yet rewarding and I have come to realize that a good education will take you to places beyond your greatest imagination.“


The young graduate has already landed her dream job at New York Life Insurance as an IT Project Manager.  She hopes to pursue a Master’s degree after gaining a few years of valuable work experience.  Her long term goal is to return to Antigua and Barbuda to make a meaningful contribution to the country and people who have given her so much.

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  1. Ms. Ashleigh Knight continue to make your parents and family proud, your hard work and dedication has taken you to the top, walk good and stay focus.

  2. Congrats Ashleigh. We are so excited for you and can’t wait to see all the Lord will do in your life.

  3. Hope the young kids in Antigua are reading this. And the parents too.
    Straight into a 6 figure job after graduation. With such a start, it will be very easy for her to return home one day to make her contribution without a struggle. Goooo Gyal!!! Gwarn!!!

  4. Thats a child whose MORHER owes all thanks and praise to The Most High for blessing her with a child like this. There should be more focus children like Ash in this world. You set a standard for yourself, you aim at it with hard work and focus and you achieved what you set our to do. You have accomplished well my cousin’s girl. I’m proud of your mum for applying herself and giving her all, so that God could use what she gave to make her a proud mama bear today. (Sometimes, it’s just a little sacrifice…)
    Janice, this is your win also. Your bread is well buttered. Read Job 23:10. Your effort was NOT in vain.
    Ashleigh, it’s not over yet. It has just began, but, you now know the drill. You have made it thus far, keep going because The Hands of The Almighty are still upon you and others like you.
    Congratulations and blessings to you both.

  5. Well done Ashley. Congrats to you and your parents. Wishing you success in your new job and future assignments. Continue to rise!

  6. Congrats Ashley…all praise be to God and your parents… ( Janice and Orville Knight) keep up the good work…KPFC

  7. Heartiest congratulations Ms. Knight! Keep soaring and maintain excellence as your minimum standard!!!

    Continue to make us ALL proud…to God be the glory!

  8. Congratulations Ashleigh, you have made your country, your family, and your God proud. Never settle for the mediocre keep soaring

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