The Ministry of Education has named Kaesha Thomas as the 2015 Jamaica Female Scholar.
The former Campion College student now studies medicine at the University of the West Indies and was extremely successful in her CSEC and CAPE examinations.
According to the Observer, she graduated from Campion with nine CSEC subjects with distinctions, sharing first place in the Caribbean in chemistry with one person, and sharing the first place with five others in mathematics.
In the CAPE I examinations, which she sat in 2013, she received five ones with straight A profiles, and was placed third in the island in chemistry.
In 2014, she repeated the feat in the CAPE II examinations, obtaining grade ones in five subjects — Spanish, chemistry, mathematics, biology and Caribbean Studies. She placed first in the island in mathematics, shared first placed in Spanish with two others, and was fourth in chemistry.
Thomas was awarded a UWI Open scholarship in September of last year and hopes to become a paediatrician and medical researcher to find and improve methods of treating diseases plaguing children in Jamaica, in particular childhood cancers.
Source: Jamaica Observer