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President's Medal winner Soleil Baldeosingh
says she is more than ready to give back to her
country and the world once she completes her
The 18-year-old, who graduated from the St
Augustine Girls' High School (SAGHS) last week
was humble as she spoke to the Guardian last week.
"Initially I wasn't sure how I felt about this award
because it was completely unexpected. But now, I
understand that this is something incredibly out-
standing that I should feel proud of not because
it recognises my hard work but because it puts me
in a position to inspire people."
Baldeosingh said she thought about medal win-
ners of previous years, especially Nadimah
Mohammed who also attended SAGHS. She said
she felt admiration and said their success influenced
"I hope that I can have a similar impact on
people in my school and other schools as well."
A Chaguanas resident, who spends a lot of time
at the beach in Toco, Baldeosingh felt it was impor-
tant for her to find a career helping people.
She said she wanted to study either law in England
or international studies in Canada.
"I am very much interested, obsessed even, with
global affairs and everything that is happening in
our world today from Isis to Ebola."
that I can meet people from everywhere in the
world to broaden my perspective of the world as
I know it. As cliché and trite as it sounds, I genuinely
want to help make a difference.
"I particularly want to go to countries such as
the Democratic Republic of Congo, regardless of
Ebola and help stem the tide of insidious crimes
that propagate freely."
She said her parents had a hard time believing
that she had won but were still very proud.
"They have expressed that this is just the begin-
ning and that I have to continue working hard.
They are keeping me humble and grounded through
As for her initial reaction, Baldeosingh said she
"This is not something that happens to me. Really
and truly I don't think anyone thinks that they are
going to win the president's medal. I am beyond
grateful because I know that there are people who
worked incredibly hard and are incredibly brilliant
and did not end up in this position.
"It has given me a superfluity of motivation going
forward. I hope that it propels me to work even
harder and accomplish even more."
Though Baldeosingh says she now feels a greater
pressure to accomplish more, she said, this pressure
"I never really felt such pressure before because
during my high school career, no one, not even
myself ever placed pressure on me to achieve any-
thing. Now I feel as though people are expecting
things from me which is not necessarily bad because
it motivates me to work even harder."
Education Minister Dr Tim
Gopeesingh said he was disappointed
with the performance of the National
Maintenance Training and Security
Company Limited (MTS) in keeping
government schools clean.
He was speaking on Saturday during
a clean-up exercise at Chaguanas North
Noting that four truck loads of mate-
rials were removed from Chaguanas
North school, he said: "So we are trying
to ensure this happens across the 134
secondary schools. Well the boards will
manage their schools. We have about
90 government secondary schools where
MTS is suppose to be doing the work.
I must say that I am disappointed with
their performance and I keep telling the
chief executive officer and the board of
MTS we are paying 735 workers in our
secondary schools and we will like to
see them work with us a little more to
bring about a more healthy environment
and this is what we are trying to incul-
cate. So when students come to school
in a cleaner environment their whole
approach to education is a different type.
If their surroundings are not clean they
will have a different mindset."
Gopeesingh said the exercise was not
only educating the students, but also
protecting them from diseases such
chikungunya and dengue.
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School clean-up campaign
Minister knocks MTS
Joint President's medal winner:
Joint 2014 President's medal winner Soleil
Baldeosingh at St Augustine Girls' High School last
week. PHOTO:MARCUS GONZALES
The Lucky Key 'Pick & Win'---Mega Mondays Draw
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