Top Common Entrance student announced

Camille Henry Memorial School produced the top Common Entrance  exam student this year with a score of 98.33 percent.

The top student is eleven year old Reah Barrett of Eastwinds.

Barrett, who loves to read, said although she experienced some anxiety ahead of the examination, it was not overwhelming.

“I think it was just enough so that I would know what I needed to do,” she told the Times.

Asked what was her key to success, the top student’s one word reply was – God.

Asked about the possible distraction posed to young people by social media, Barrett asserted that there was nothing wrong with social media.

“It depends on what you do with social media,” she declared, adding that in order to succeed young people need to work hard, pray and not push themselves too much but just enough to reach their destination in life.

Her  elated mother, Liota Charlemagne-Mason, told the Times that Reah wanted to top the Island.

(Reah with mom)

She recalled that three weeks before the exam her daughter announced that she was working towards that goal.

“Reah has shown signs of excellence from pre-school and she has done extremely well through all of her grades – so we expected her to do well and we are just so happy today,”  the mother explained.

Charlemange-Mason said her daughter is mature for her tender age.

“Reah has already researched universities – she knows exactly what university she wants to attend and she knows exactly what she has to do to get there,” the mother disclosed.

She said the family continues to pray with and for the eleven year old, so that all the youngster’s plans will come to fruition.

Camille Henry Memorial School Principal, Beverley Dieudonne told the Times that she was excited, elated and overjoyed by her school’s performance.

(Beverley Dieudonne)

Dieudonne’s school topped the Island with a 75 percent mean scored by the 97 students who sat the exam.

“The secret really is team effort and putting God in the middle – it’s the parent, the child and the teachers coming together with God at the centre – that is our secret,” the Principal told the Times.

She agreed that the Common Entrance exam puts pressure on teachers, parents and students.

However Dieudonne explained that her school tried to keep students calm and confident.

The second placed student overall in the Common Entrance Exam is Vianna Flavius of the Desruisseaux Combined school with a score of 97 percent.

She was out on a school tour and could not be reached for an interview.

Andrew Bak of the Tapion School placed third with a score of 96 percent.

Seven students shared fourth place – four of them from Dame Pearlette Louisy Primary School, one from Tapion School, one from Ti Rocher Primary School in Micoud and one from Camille Henry Memorial school, the Ministry of Education said.

The Ministry observed that a number of schools recorded improved performances this year as compared to last year.

They included the Emmanuel Seventh Day Adventist School with a 15 percent increase and the Belle Vue Combined with a mean of 74.89 percent this year  as compared to 61.86 percent last year.


  1. aim hi
    July 3, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    Congratulations to you all. This is a step in the right direction. Its just the beginning though. Keep it up…..

  2. Anonymous
    July 3, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    great work well done keep it up children and as always put god first in everything u all do and u all will reach u all goals .

    1. christina
      July 3, 2017 at 7:46 pm

      Good job keep it up alwsys put god in first place when you doing something. that is difficult for you …😇😉😓gdj

  3. Anonymous
    July 3, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Congratulations my girl. May God continue to bless you.

  4. Anonymous
    July 3, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Congrats to all the students .Job well done.

  5. Light 🚦
    July 3, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    No laptops for you. Chastanet stopped it.

    1. Jeannie
      July 4, 2017 at 8:08 am

      We can chip in and buy her one.

  6. Anonymous
    July 3, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Congrats young lady the hard work has just began but I have no doubt u are ready.

  7. Lucianman101
    July 3, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Congrats! Keep it up!

  8. Anonymous
    July 3, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    Congrats!! To u all keep it up 😊

  9. Bernice Murrell
    July 3, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Great job sweetie and to everyone who succeeded… to those who didn’t succeed please don’t give up. Push a little bit harder. God is good.

  10. Anonymous
    July 3, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Instead of offering congratulations to the child and her parents the ignoramus had to put politics into it.

    1. Anonymous
      July 3, 2017 at 7:07 pm

      Ikr….. nothing positive to say

  11. Anonymous
    July 3, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Congratulations to you and your family. Keep up the hard work n continue to keep God at the center.

  12. Samantha Reid
    July 3, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    Inspire of the trauma you experienced you excelled Zhane would be so proud of you!!!We are proud of you….

  13. Samantha Reid
    July 3, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    ******In spite ****

  14. Anonymous
    July 3, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Saltibus RC Combined also has a student in the fourth position. It is reflected on the ministry`s data sheet.

  15. Anonymous
    July 3, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    Congrats kids urll did great

  16. Anonymous
    July 3, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    Congrats 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾Great job!!

  17. Frenchgyal
    July 3, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    Congrats princess

  18. Anonymous
    July 3, 2017 at 7:17 pm


  19. Anonymous
    July 3, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Congrats to you Reah all the way from Barbados, very well done, continue to strive for excellence and continue to put God first, may God be with you on your road to higher success.

  20. Riri
    July 3, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Congratulations Riri. Job well done. I am truly proud of you.
    Good job to all the other students who did their best.

  21. Anonymous
    July 3, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    Congratulations Vianna…u made the Flavius Family of Anse Ger proud…also ur school…keep up the good work.

  22. Society
    July 3, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    There are too much secondary schools…ive been saying that for years.. just now most of them schools will be empty …

  23. Anonymous
    July 3, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    Congratulations to all of you. Good job Micoud!! I’m watching you all the way from Florida!!

  24. Jackie L Scott
    July 3, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    Congrats Liota!!! Your daughter rocked.

  25. Marcia mathieu
    July 4, 2017 at 5:25 am

    There should hv 3 bank accounts so that people may send money for the first 3 top student of the exams. Liota youre done well. Congrates reah

    1. Anonymous
      July 9, 2017 at 6:19 pm


  26. Jeannie
    July 4, 2017 at 8:05 am

    Reah: You have been blessed with a gift of wisdom and intelligence. The sky is the limit. Your next step is to one day, introduce yourself to the sky because I am confident you can do it. Congratulations young lady, you are destined for a great future. God bless your parents and may you remain focus and true to yourself. St Lucia may very well have a future ambassador in You.

    1. Anonymous
      July 5, 2017 at 4:11 pm

      Ambassador?! is that the pinnacle of professions in your mind? She should go into science, engineering medicine. Be an innovator, create wealth. Hope her parents dont guide her into the law. that would be a total waste of her Intellect and of no use to this poor country. Congratulations young lady!

  27. Cleo
    July 4, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    She has a computer at home…excuse me..

  28. Parent
    July 4, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    Congrats to the four fourth place students of the Dame Pearlette Louisy. You have done well. Congrats also to all who succeeded. The journey has just began. Make the five years at secondary school another success story.

  29. Anonymous
    July 5, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Good job. Good to see that maybe one, will make something of themselves. Time will tell.

  30. Anderson Reynolds
    July 5, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    are these top students being rewarded with scholarships, computers, etc.

  31. Teacher
    July 8, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Please find out how many students are able to or used the laptops as a class activity in schools and why? Or how many teachers were able to deliver instructions during regular lessons using laptops. Waste of resources.

  32. Anonymous
    July 9, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Education is not about competition or status it’s about employment. Some people just don’t get it!