SIMPSON BAY--An honorary ceremony was held by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport at the Simpson Bay community centre on Saturday for the top-ranking pupils who took the Foundation-Based Education (FBE) exit exams.

The top-ranking group with honourable mentions overall were Tueling Ramkellowan of the Methodist Agogic Centre (MAC) Browlia Maillard Campus and Khushal Punjabi of the MAC John A. Gumbs Campus. Third honours overall was Lavisha Dadlani and second honours overall was Jai Gangwani, both of St. Dominic Primary School. First honour overall was Ava Gibson of Sister Regina Primary School.

Per subject, for English first honours, top pupils were Jamie Lynch, Aquilla Pemberton and Trishelle Randolph, all of the MAC John A. Gumbs Campus. For General Knowledge first honours, top pupils were Breanna Silvers of St. Dominic Primary School and Nathaniel Gabbidon of the MAC John A. Gumbs Campus. For Dutch first honours, the top pupil was Jai Gangwani of St. Dominic Primary School and for Mathematics first honours, the top pupil was Tueling Ramkellowan of the MAC Browlia Maillard Campus.

Minister of Education, Silveria Jacobs commended these outstanding sixth-graders for their hard work and efforts to accomplish these achievements and encouraged them to continue to strive for excellence as they enter high school. She also encouraged the pupils to stay true to themselves, to continue to set goals for their education and to do everything they can to meet those goals.