The Ministry of Education and Sports is pleased to name Mya Symister as Island Scholar, 2021.
Sysmister’s name was forwarded to Director of Education, Clare Browne, who after reviewing her performance, granted permission for the announcement to be made.
The former student of Antigua State College and Saint Joseph’s Convent Secondary School in Castries, St. Lucia, attained distinctions in Applied Math, Pure Math, Computer Science, Physics, and a Grade two (2) in Communication Studies.
The Island Scholar award is determined based on students’ performances at CAPE in two units of a two-year programme.
Mya Symister will receive US $20,000 (EC $54,000) per annum through the Board of Education, towards higher education at a university of her choice.
Director of Education, Clare Browne, spoke to the 2021 Island Scholar and her father, Attorney at Law, Leon ‘Chaku’ Symister and conveyed his ministry’s best wishes on her scholastic achievement.
“Indeed, a remarkable achievement against the backdrop of a pandemic. We at MoE salute Ms. Symister for her outstanding performance. We commend her parents, and all her tutors at the Antigua State College, as well as her teachers at he earlier schools. May God bless her future,” Director Browne said.
Mya Symister said she is thrilled at being named the 2021 Island Scholar, having worked hard for this moment. She thanked her family for their unwavering support throughout the process.
“I see my future grounded in Science, Technology and Math, and I will be pursuing an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering. I am truly grateful for this opportunity, as it has brought me one step closer to realizing that dream,” an elated Mya stated.