Christina Blake is heading to the University of the West Indies, Mona campus, to study law after three years of sterling academic performances at Glenmuir High School in Clarendon.
She attained 18 subjects administered by the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC), getting the highest grade possible (Grade One) in 17 of them.
“I am extremely proud and happy because I intended to leave my name etched into the memories of Glenmuir High School,” said Blake who resides in the Palmers Cross area of Clarendon. “I think my results are the products of discipline, sacrifice and hard work,” she added.
Blake’s feats in CAPE, offered by CXC, are:
- Communication Studies – Grade One
- Caribbean Studies – Grade One
- Entrepreneurship (Unit 2) – Grade One
- Law (Unit 1) – Grade One
- Law (Unit 2) – Grade One
- Management of Business (Unit 1) – Grade One
- Management of Business (Unit 2) – Grade One
- Spanish (Unit 1) – Grade Two
- Spanish (Unit 2) – Grade One
In the meantime, Blake, in the year 2017, amassed perfect grades in the following CSEC subjects – also administered by CXC:
- Caribbean History – Grade One
- English A – Grade One
- English B – Grade One
- Human and Social Biology – Grade One
- Information Technology – Grade One
- Mathematics – Grade One
- Principles of Accounts – Grade One
- Principles of Business – Grade One
- Spanish – Grade One
Blake is amazed by her academic performance partly because she was involved in various other activities at school.
“I am amazed by my performance despite a heavy workload as a student entrepreneur who wears several hats – including Deputy Head Girl, President of Debate Society, and Head Delegate at the World International Model United Nations Conference (New York),” she told The Beacon.
She is a recent recipient of the Governor General’s Achievement Award for excellence in academics, leadership and community involvement.
Blake, a past student of May Pen Primary School in Clarendon, said she intends to become one of Jamaica’s leading entrepreneurs – not only a top-flight attorney.
By Horace Mills, Journalist