Academic Spotlight

Saskia Twahir

05 Jul: Celebrating Academic Excellence: Congratulations to the NGSA Exam Top Achievers!

Eight girls were among the top 15 performers of the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) Examination in Guyana.   Saskia Twahir of the School of Nations scored the highest in the entire country with 524 out of 529 marks. Below are the results of the 8 young women who scored the highest. Saskia Twahir – 524 marks “I am ecstatic; all of my hard work for six years has finally paid off,” said 12-year-old Saskia who…

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26 Jun: Stories We Love! Guyanese-American Student, Kayla Stewart, accepted to 5 Ivy League Colleges

Kayla Stewart, a 2017 graduate of the Medical Arts Academy at the Gloucester Township Campus of Camden County Technical Schools (CCTS), was accepted into five of the eight ivy league colleges. She chose to attend Columbia University, but was also accepted into Brown University, University of Pennsylvania, Williams College, Cornell University, Johns Hopkins University, Carnegie Mellon University, Tufts University, University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Rutgers University-Honors College, Boston University, and New York University. Kayla lives…

Angelin

03 Jun: Celebrating Our Graduates: Congratulations to Angelin Waldron – A Future Psychologist

Angelin Waldron is a recent graduate of the High School for Medical Professions Liberal Arts Program in Brooklyn, New York.   Angelin will continue her education at New York City College of Technology where she will be pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Human Services this Fall.  Angelin’s future goal is to have a career in Psychology, and she also has plans to obtain a Masters Degree.  Angelin is originally for Haslington on the East Coast in Guyana and…

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31 May: Celebrating Our Graduates: Congratulations to Jarienn Amaris James on earning her Juris Doctorate Degree

Jarienn Amaris James has just become a graduate of New York Univeristy Law School having earned her Juris Doctorate. She pursued her J.D. after graduating from the University of Guyana earning her LL.B in 2011. She has set her sights on working in the Children Advocacy area of Law and has taken the opportunity to earn many skills in this area as she attended the Brooklyn Law School before going on to New York Law…

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26 May: Celebrating Our Graduates: Congratulations to National Honor Society Scholar Keanna S. McGarrell

Keanna S. McGarrell is a recent graduate of the State University of New York at Albany Campus who credits her success to the foundation from her Guyanese heritage. She earned B.A. in Communications and has honed her skills in Journalism with the mentorships and community services she’s practiced on campus and around her community. She’s worked in local malls engaging customers about fashion interests and customs, and store and brand loyalty and shared her observations…

Nikita Cruz

03 Mar: Introducing a Rising Star from Guyana – Meet future Geologist/Geochemist Nikita La Cruz!

What Nikita La Cruz learned at Gettysburg College —and how it could impact Guyana Guyana is the third-smallest independent state on the mainland of South America. About 83 percent of the country is covered by tropical rain forests, and there is an abundance of gold, minerals and precious stones—but many of those resources potentially remain untapped. This is one of the reasons why Gettysburg graduate ’13 Nikita La Cruz, who is originally from Guyana, is…

Fatima Karim

17 Aug: She Rocks! St. Rose’s High School Student, Fatima Karim, achieved the Top CSEC Exam Scores

Fatima Karim of St Rose’s High School pursued 20 subjects at this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Examination and earned 19 grade ones and one grade two earning her the top spot in the country. In an interview with New Room GY, she said.. “I feel really really excited and proud of myself, really happy…the hardest subject for me was Office Administration alone.” Fatima shared that her reason for pursuing 20 subjects is to…

Kelly Graduate

23 Jun: Celebrating Our Graduates: Congratulations to High School Scholar & Valedictorian Kelly Hyles

Congratulations to Guyanese-born Scholar, Kelly Hyles, on her recent graduation from the prestigious High School for Math, Science and Engineering in Queens, New York.  The 18 year old Valedictorian will be attending Harvard University this Fall on a full scholarship,  following her very impressive acceptance to a total of 21 colleges, including all 8 top Ivy Leagues schools in the US.  Back in April, 2016, Kelly was also the recipient of the very first Guyanese Girls Rock Award,…

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20 May: She Rocks! Chemistry Student, Sophia King, Graduates with Highest (Summa Cum Laude) Honors

Four years ago Sophia King was awarded a Math/Science Initiative Scholarship to study Chemistry at Adelphi University in New York.  Over the years, the 22-year-old future chemistry professor has presented at conferences in Dubai and Spain, conducted research in Poland and received a Recognition Award for Community Service and Leadership and a Presidential Award for Academic Excellence.   This Sunday, May 22, Sophia will walk the stage with Adelphi’s Class of 2016, receiving Summa Cum Laude honors and a Bachelor’s…

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09 May: She Rocks! Guyanese, Candace Barnes, graduated Hampton University with Perfect 4.0 GPA

Former Queen’s College student, Candace Barnes, has proven that “excellence is not a skill, it’s an attitude.”  The 23 year old honor student, and cellular and molecular biology major, recently graduated  Summa Cum Laude from Hampton University with an impressive 4.0 GPA. In 2010, Candace was one of the top performers of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations in Guyana when she gained 14 Grade Ones and one Grade Two.  In 2012, she moved to the…