Former QC top student graduates from MIT
Stabroek News
August 19, 2003

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Former Queen’s College student, Jaya Cromwell, recently graduated from the world-renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Science and Engineering.

The MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts is regarded as having the leading Electrical Science Engineering Department in the United States and admission is based solely on scholarship.

According to Cromwell’s father, John, in recognition of her scholarship at MIT, she has been granted an internship at communications giant, Motorola.

Cromwell graduated from Queen’s College in 1998 with the best results at the General Certificate of Education Advanced Level examinations and was awarded for her outstanding performance by the African Cultural and Development Association (ACDA).

The following year, after securing scores of 800 in physics and 790 in mathematics at the American examinations SAT II, she was granted a scholarship by MIT and admitted to the institution.

Cromwell had topped the country at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations in 1996 and was adjudged by the Caribbean Examinations Council, the Best Science Student in the Caribbean at CSEC. Based on her 1996 performance she was awarded the Anne Blue Scholarship.

Cromwell also secured the top spot at the Secondary Schools Entrance Examinations in 1991, which gained her entry to the country’s premier secondary school, Queen’s College.

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