St. Ignatius graduates receive awards

Dara Keogh, right, presents the Year 11 Chamber of Commerce Student of the Year Award to Samruddhi Tagalpallewar and Erika Sobers at St. Ignatius' recent graduation ceremony.

St. Ignatius Catholic School Year 11 and 13 students celebrated their graduation in a packed Loyola Hall on Thursday, June 21. The 69 graduates received certificates reflecting their completion of the International General Certificate of Secondary Education or A Level programs.

The certificates were presented by Auxiliary Bishop Robert J. Fisher from the Archdiocese of Detroit.

The Year 11 Chamber of Commerce Student of the Year Award was presented to Samruddhi Tagalpallewar and Erika Sobers, both honors graduates who won multiple subject prizes, and were involved in a number of extra activities. Samruddhi, who graduated with distinction, was also awarded the EY Achievement Award for Academic Excellence. Blaise Ting of EY Cayman Ltd. presented her with a framed certificate and a scholarship check for $1,000. EY Cayman Ltd. also sponsored this year’s graduation program.

The Year 11 Principal’s Award for the student who best fosters Christian ethos went to Josiah Ursua. Justine Rhule was awarded the Home School Association Community and School Service Award. She also received the Kiwanis Key Club Award for Outstanding Community Service.

Other award winners included: Dante Baptiste, The Paul Howard Memorial Award for Excellence in Sport; Daniella Gourzong, the Carole Cameron Award for Greatest Progress; Sarah Harrison, the National Gallery Award for High School Visual Arts Achievement; and Kelsi Persad, who was one of only two students in Cayman to receive the Lloyd Barker 2018 Pursuit of Excellence Award.

Sixth Form awards went to Bianca Meghoo and Brandon Saunders for Contribution to the Life of the School for outstanding leadership and service; Rajiv Jaggernath, who received the Chamber of Commerce Award for highest academic attainment; Daniel Jackson earned the Principal’s Award for who best fosters Christian ethos.

Angelica Dodds received the Year 13 National Gallery Award for visual arts achievement.