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Candice Woon Steps Into High School With Honours‏
By Gail Woon
Aug 18, 2009 - 7:28:35 PM

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Candice with the Governor General, His Excellency Arthur Hanna.

In February, at the age of ten, Candice Woon was chosen by her school, Bishop Michael Eldon Primary in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island to represent the school as Primary School Student of the Year 2009. The competition is open to all of the primary schools of The Bahamas for students in the 6th grade. In May at the award ceremonies, Candice did well, placing 7th place Finalist over all nationally out of a total of 114 schools participating. She received the Medal and two trophies as well as a scholarship from BEC for high school. On her 11th birthday at the Commencement ceremony for BMES Primary in June, Candice received the Principal’s Award for being Valedictorian, the Marco City Constituency Award for Most Outstanding as well as the Proficiency Award Trophy and the Honour Roll Trophy.

Keva Bethel 2009 Medal

Meeting the Governor General, Arthur Hanna who placed medals on all of the participants was a highlight on the first night of the Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Medal Presentation Ceremony. On the second night of the Bahama Primary School Student of the Year activities, all of the students received their nominee trophies. Every student nominated was honoured for their outstanding achievements in primary school. Candice’s, Grade 6 teacher, Mrs. Mauricia White was on pins and needles in the audience waiting for Candice’s name to be announced. She was very proud of her student. After the ceremonies were done, Mrs. White called the BMES Primary School Vice Principal, Ms. Tanya Bowe to let her know the results. Ms. Bowe spoke with Candice and offered her congratulations on a job well done. Candice is looking forward to beginning her high school career at Bishop Michael Eldon School on August 31st. Candice’s Mom who is understandably very proud of her daughter’s accomplishments is an alumnus of Bishop Michael Eldon School. Go Warriors!

Principals Award

Zhivargo Laing award

Awards Ceremony 2009

7th Place Finalist

Medal Presentation 2009

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