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Former Ardenne student tops CSEC awards

Published:Saturday | March 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM
Best Overall Performer in the CSEC examinations Jamar Malik Hamilton of Ardenne High School, receives a kiss and a hug from his mother, Joy Hamilton, at the presentation ceremony for the National CXC Awards held at the Abe Issa Auditorium in Kingston, yesterday. - Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer

Eighteen-year-old Jamar Hamilton has every reason to be the proudest student in Jamaica.

A former student of Ardenne High School, Hamilton attained 10 ones and a straight-'A' profile in the 2009 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations.

The lanky young man, who originally hails from the community of Sherwood Forest in Portland, was yesterday presented with the Jamaica Association of Principals of Secondary Schools award for Best Overall Performer in CSEC examinations at the Caribbean Examinations Council awards function at St George's College in Kingston yesterday.

Hamilton is now pursuing aircraft maintenance engineering at the Caribbean Aerospace College.

Eleanor Terrelonge of Bishop Gibson High School received an award for the second-best performer in Jamaica, while Immaculate Conception High School's Herona Thompson was third.

Campion College was again named the top school for both the CSEC examinations and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination.