Dr Douglas celebrates academic successes of his constituents.

Dr. Denzil L. Douglas with honorees from Constituency #6 who were recognized for academic success.

Basseterre, St Kitts, November 3, 2019 – Leader of the Opposition and the Parliamentary Representative for St Christopher 6, the Rt Hon Dr Denzil L Douglas has been celebrating and congratulating recent successes of persons in his constituency.
At a recent graduation ceremony of the Charles E Mills Secondary School (CEMSS), Dr Douglas outlined that the Monetary Award he has been presenting annually since he was first elected to the St Kitts and Nevis National Assembly in 1989 and which has expanded over the years as circumstances changed at the primary and secondary schools that students of his constituency attend.
The awards at the secondary schools are in line with the primary school awards.
The top graduating secondary school student of Charles E Mills Secondary School (CEMSS) and Saddlers Secondary School (SSS) from each Community in the Constituency are recognised apart from the overall top students at CEMSS and SSS, based on the CSEC results.
The former prime minister announced the 2019 Rt Hon Dr Denzil L Douglas “Nex’Gen” Academic Awards: :
Mikailah Edmeade – Top Student at the Charles E Mills Secondary School (CEMSS) from Constituency #6, Top Student from St Paul’s Village. Ms Edmeade was also the 2019 CEMSS Valedictorian.
Safin Connor – Top Student from Newton Ground Village.
Dr Douglas over the past weeks has also congratulated teacher Shinelle Douglas, proud mom of Sharim Hamilton of St Paul’s. Sharim is the 2019 Graduate and top recipient of several sports awards at the Charles E Mills Secondary School.
Words of congratulations were also extended to a proud mom and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Isha Williams, whose daughter, Makeda Williams graduated from the CEMSS with 12 Subjects.
Dr Douglas also beamed with pride in congratulating Alisha Jalim, formerly of the Saddlers Primary School and now a student of the Saddlers Secondary School who placed first in the 2019 Primary School Test of Standards.
Congratulations were also extended to Tahlise Connor, formerly of the St Paul’s Primary and now a student of the Charles E Mills Secondary School, who placed third in the 2019 Primary School Test of Standards. Connor and Jalin were also recipients of the Melvin Edwards Excellence Awards.
Also included in Dr Douglas’ list of congratulations was the success of another constituent, Ms Phylicia Warner of Saddlers, who recently obtained a Bachelor’s of Education with concentration in Educational Administration with First Class Honours.
Ms Warner is also the holder of the Level 2 Prize for Education (2017-2018), the Level 3 Prize for Education (2018- 2019) and the valedictorian Candidate for the Class of 2019 with a 3.86 GPA.
“I extend heartfelt congratulations on her great success and as a new graduate of the University of the West Indies. I also extend congratulations to both her parents – father, Fitzroy Langley, who worked as part of my security detail for some years when and her mother, Miss Christlyn Warner both of Saddlers Village,” said Dr Douglas, Leader of the Opposition in the St Kitts and Nevis Labour Party.
He told Philicia that her “hard work and determination have paid off.”
She is a graduate and the 2008 valedictorian of the Cayon High School and the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC).
In 2012, she completed an Associate Degree in Office Administration and Management Studies at the Division of Technical, Vocational, Educational and Management Studies (TVEMS). She began teaching, and for the second time entered the CFBC, but this time to pursue an Associate Degree in Teacher Education from the University of the West Indies (UWI). She completed the Associate’s in 2014 and graduated at the top of her class with Summa Cum Laude. She received the highest GPA in the University of the West Indies written teacher education examinations and also the best marks in the practicum.
Ms Warner is a former Miss Saddle Fiesta 2008/2009 and the 2014 recipient of the annual Joshua Obadiah Williams Award for outstanding academic achievement in teaching.

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