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GSAT top scholars named

Published:Monday | July 28, 2014 | 7:00 AM

Hard work and dedication has paid off for three students who are now basking in the glory of being named the top students in this year's Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT).

With perfect scores in all five subjects in the March exams, Rianna Blake of St John the Baptist Preparatory School in Kingston has been named the top-performing girl in the country.

Motivated by her family and strong Christian faith, the petite whiz kid was able to ace the exams and get into her school of choice, Immaculate Conception High School.

Joshua Grant from Ardenne Prep and Extension in St Andrew and Hopefield Preparatory's Liam Datt were tied for the top-performing boy spot.

Datt has earned a place at Campion College, while Grant will be attending Ardenne High come September.

For Grant, it was an incredible feat in balancing his academics and extra-curricular activities.

Grant, who is the 2013 Gleaner's Children's Own Spelling Bee parish champion for St Andrew, missed out on attaining perfect scores in the GSAT by just a percentage point.

Blake, Datt and Grant are among a group of 38 students who have been recognised by the Ministry of Education for their exceptional performance in this year's GSAT exams.