Press Release

Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs and Sports
Release Date:
Monday, 9 November 2015 - 5:15pm

Congratulations are in order for 2015 Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) Graduate Miss Ashley Scarllette Penn, who tied for 10th place in the region in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Physical Education and Sport General Examination.

Ms. Penn’s achievement has placed her on the CSEC Merit List for 2015.

Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn congratulated Ms Penn on her achievements.

Minister Walwyn said, “The Virgin Islands is again making its mark via our students and by extension, our educational institutions. Ms. Penn has made the entire Territory proud and I extend congratulations to her and her family on this major achievement.”

Acting Chief Education Officer Mrs. Jillian Douglas Phillip said that Ms. Penn is an example of what hard work can achieve, adding, “This should also show students that doing well in CXC CSEC examinations is not just recognised locally, but regionally and internationally. We want students to know that their doing well literally puts the Territory on the map.” 

Ms. Penn, 17 years old, graduated in June after being enrolled in the ESHS Liberal Arts programme. She joins the second cohort of graduates who have taken CSEC examinations since mandated in the 2013 to 2014 school year.

The Ministry of Education and Culture is committed to ‘Creating a Culture of Excellence’. 


April Glasgow

Information Officer II
Department of Information and Public Relations
Phone: (284) 468-2730