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Additional school year was challenging- ESHS top student Kelliann K. Freeman

- but said she persevered through hard work & perseverance
Top Grade 12 Student of the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) Kelliann K. Freeman, who placed second overall in the Territory. Photo: Facebook
Grade 12 student Ki’eyra A. Dawson placed third overall at ESHS. Photo: Facebook
Grade 12 student Ki’eyra A. Dawson placed third overall at ESHS. Photo: Facebook
Grade 12 student Elian L. Frazer, who placed sixth at Elmore Stoutt High School, was surprised at his good results. Photo: Facebook
Grade 12 student Elian L. Frazer, who placed sixth at Elmore Stoutt High School, was surprised at his good results. Photo: Facebook
Some of the Grade 12 students who will be graduating on June 22, 2017. Photo: Facebook
Some of the Grade 12 students who will be graduating on June 22, 2017. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The controversial additional school year imposed by Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL) brought many unexpected hardships on students, parents and teachers alike; however, they have persevered under the circumstances.

According to Hon Walwyn, of the 226 eligible Grade 12 students, 198 of them successfully completed all the requirements for graduation.

It is reported that there was a pass rate of 87% at this year’s examinations.

The Grade 12 Experience

In an interview with students from the top ten academic performance list at Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS), they shared some of the challenges they faced and how they felt about completing high school.

According to Kelliann Freeman, the additional school year was challenging at times but she was able to overcome those challenges through hard work and dedication.

Freeman stated that she was very nervous while she was awaiting the results. However, once she found out that she placed second in the territory and first at ESHS, she was relieved.

“I was super proud of myself because I know that all of my hard work had finally, finally paid off. It was just overwhelming joy.”

Another student, Ki’eyra A. Dawson placed third overall at ESHS. She described her 12 grade experience as being new and something she gradually had to learn to adjust to. She expressed that she was very ecstatic to be a part of a historic moment.

Elian L. Frazer was one of the two boys who copped sixth place on the academic performance list.

“I found it hard at times because I had to juggle between my college courses and high school at the same time. However, I feel accomplished and I was quite surprised that I placed so high. I was expecting to place but not so high,” admitted Frazer.

Kelliann K. Freeman, Ki’eyra A. Dawson and Elian L. Frazer will be attending the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC). Aspiring Lawyer, Ki’eyra Dawson, will major in English while Ms Freeman will pursue a medical degree. Elian Frazer will further his studies in Marine Science.

The top student of the Territory for 2017 is Kierra John of the Virgin Islands School of Technical Studies (VISTS).

ESHS Top Ten Results

ESHS managed to secure a total of 15 spots out of the top 20 students in the territory.

The Top 10 Grade 12 Students of ESHS are Kelliann Freeman (1), Daniella Mourillon (2), Ki’eyra Dawson (3), Kairhys Harrigan (4), Gabriella Chichester (5), Elian Frazer (6), Makaela Davis (7), Briana Turnbull (8), Ja’neek Wattley (9) and Micker Smith (10).

The graduation ceremony for Elmore Stoutt High School will take place on June 22, 2017 at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in Road Town.

Meanwhile, Honourable Walwyn has been under tremendous pressure and criticism over the implementation of the additional school year at the high school level while the facilities were not yet ready, forcing the students to be relocated to the HLSCC campus.

16 Responses to “Additional school year was challenging- ESHS top student Kelliann K. Freeman”

  • ABC (14/06/2017, 11:51) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
  • parent (14/06/2017, 11:57) Like (9) Dislike (17) Reply
    the 12th grade is a waste the children are not better off funny man is a bully
    • Notmesidignyou (15/06/2017, 11:37) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Hope you are not a parent talking this piss buh 12th grade was a waste of time. It is clear that some persons cannot understand where the Territory must go to be competitive and be even with other regional schools. Wake up, people and stop being critical. Arm your children to go in and do the best they can. Education cannot spoil. Those same students who had to be the first batch in the 12th grade requirement will go to college better prepared and return to lead this great country of ours. Forward we are aiming, people, not backward. Education in the BVI is raising its standard and other parents and students welcome it. Thank you, Government of the BVI and Minister of Education. This is our Country and we aint changing it!!
    • @parent (15/06/2017, 13:23) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Well there is something fantastic to celebrate. You especially, using the moniker of 'Parent', please celebrate it and leave the politicking for another forum. These students worked so very hard and are going to visit this story to see all the 'congratulations' and 'well wishes' and of course you are negative and ugly and calling a Minister of Government out of his name. Until adults are respectful and kind, I don't see how our children can be. We have a long way to go. Our parents thought us well, but we are trying hard to be insulting in everything we touch. Shouldn't we try on this occasion of our children's accomplishments to be upstanding, respectful and most of all happy and proud of them? Teach them that it is important to know when to be an idiot and disrespectful and when to know to be kind and congratulatory.
  • teacher john (14/06/2017, 12:39) Like (13) Dislike (30) Reply
    There has been a lot of questions about these results hope they are not fake
    • @ teacher john (14/06/2017, 15:28) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      yes the legitimacy of the high school results are in dispute
      • wet (14/06/2017, 22:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        My country once more to be dragged into a war of political and profiteering convenience! Let's have some proportionality here! And let's have some civilized exams and education laws.
      • Really! (15/06/2017, 09:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        So you are saying the children are dumb. You should question your own legitimacy SMH!
  • Wendy (14/06/2017, 12:46) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Congratulations and continued success!
  • Proud Sister (14/06/2017, 13:26) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats Elian!! I am extremely proud of you! I know daddy would have been proud of you too!
    • yes (14/06/2017, 14:36) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Congrats to you Elian. I don't know you but, this is what I always tell
      My son. The hardest things in life to achieve, is one of the greatest rewards. My son goes to school in the States and he had to take so many subjects including AP classes. It was hard on him but he made it. Also, Congrats to the other students who did well.
  • rattie (14/06/2017, 15:28) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    all the best to the class of 2017
  • Barry. R (14/06/2017, 16:17) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Ayo have until the 23rd June to change ayo status and start paying NHI!!! The country broke and we need this new revenue stream to offset our costs for all the outstanding works that we've been doing! C'mon grads - pay up!!
    • Da Mek Sense??? (14/06/2017, 21:29) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      LMAO. Is who do this??? I nearly roll off my bed when I read this blogger post. Now does this make sense?? Lawdy it funny
  • jack (14/06/2017, 22:53) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well done Kelliann and thank you.

  • Welsah (16/06/2017, 02:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    what a site

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