Shanomae Milling continues to shine

─ CAPE top student plans to give back one-year service to her alma mater

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, August 20, 2019

It is acknowledged that school days are the most cherished years of our lives and over time, we can appreciate the lessons learnt. Therefore, giving back to one’s alma mater is the highest compliment we can give to ensure the continued development of the institution for future alumni.

Shanomae Milling, this year’s top Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) student, plans to invest a year in her old school Saint Rose’s High. “I am going to take a gap year and during that time I am going to give back to St. Roses as a Lab Technician and then I am going to apply at the University of Guyana to further my studies in medicine,” the young scholar told the Department of Public Information (DPI).

The teenager who gained 9 Grade Ones and 2 Grade Twos recalled her euphoria after learning about her achievement. A joy that was shared by her family and teachers.

The future doctor highlighted that she is happy to know that her hard work and commitment in the past years have paid off in the end. “I had to study a lot, I went to lessons, I had to do my homework and assignments,” she said.

The 18-year-old credits teachers, family members and friends for assisting her throughout her journey to success. They all played a significant role in her accomplishment Milling noted. “Everyone helped in their own way, whether they lend me a textbook or some encouragement or advice.”

Joining in the celebrations was Milling’s aunt, Lizzani Brown, who disclosed that she too was overwhelmed. According to Brown, her niece came to live with her since she was young. Therefore, she expected the results, since from an early age Milling performed outstandingly in school and always demonstrated the ability to excel. “I worked with her Since Grade 5 and then during the National Grade Six Assessment and CXC until now. It was a lot of sacrifices, but worth it,” Brown said happily.

Milling encourages other students who will be sitting both CSEC and CAPE in 2020, to follow their dreams. “I would say to them always believe in yourself and put in the hard work. Be sure to set your goals and go after them.”


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