Three island students were awarded $500.00 each and a plaque from Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr., Minister of Tourism, Culture and Civil Aviation and Area Representative of Belize Rural South, for having scored the highest grades in the Primary School Examination (PSE) in San Pedro and Caye Caulker.
Betty Alpuche and Shanelly Gutierrez of the San Pedro Roman Catholic School tied with the highest score on the island, scoring 91.3, while Tristan Magana of Caye Caulker Elementary school scored an 88.5.
Checks in the amount of $500 were presented to the children and their parents to assist them with supplies and books for the new school year at the high school level on Thursday, July 2, 2015, at the BTB office in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. In attendance at the ceremony were Minister Heredia, parents of the children, Ms. Emelda Rosado a Councilor of Caye Caulker Village, Mr. Wayne Miller the Chairman of Caye Caulker Village and Ms. Adelita Verde Vice Principal of Caye Caulker Elementary School.
After the short ceremony, the children and parents joined the Minister for lunch.
Hon. Manuel Heredia Presents $500 and certificate to Tristian Magaña who scored highest for Caye Caulker Elementary
Hon. Manuel Heredia Presents $500 and certificate to Shanelly Gutierrez and Betty Alpuche of San Pedro Roman Catholic School
Hon. Manuel Heredia treats the students and their families to lunch