The bmobile foundation awarded the top two Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) students in Tobago with connectivity for the first five years of secondary school.
The students, Susannah Thompson (first place) and Reyanna Thomas (second place), were recognised in a ceremony at bmobile’s Lowlands Mall Office, Tobago.
In a statement released on Friday, the company said it has recognised top SEA performers in TT for six years.
TSTT’s Manager of Enterprise Sales Marketing Onica Blackman congratulated the two students. “You worked hard, you made the necessary sacrifices, and you should feel proud of your achievements so far.”
Blackman said she was proud the company was able to support the two students, especially with the shift to online learning during the pandemic.
“At TSTT, we are committed to playing a key role in the island and the country by extension. Our donation is part of this long-standing commitment as we are pleased to provide this gift of connectivity especially this year amid this global pandemic”
Thompson, who has transitioned to Bishop’s High School, said she was “excited” to receive the reward from the company as she uses more internet now than before.
She said coming out on top in the exam was always her dream.
“I feel very happy because I worked towards this. Ever since I was in standard four, when they talked about SEA, I knew I wanted to be first,” she said.
“During standard four, I was revising every night and during class exams, I would try my best and if I didn’t know something, after the exam and I got results, I would go over it. In standard five, after each test, I would go over everything.”
Thomas, who placed second, is now attending St Augustine Girls High School and said her results were a bit of a surprise.
"I was initially shocked, and I broke down in tears,” she said. “I worked very hard but at times I still doubted myself. The day before the results came out, I was so nervous, thinking that I did not do well. It took me a while to process my accomplishment, and right now I am very happy that all my hard work paid off and that I was able to be placed in my first-choice school.”