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Zonel hartley, first recepient of chief of staff award for academic excellence

GDF CHIEF OF STAFF COMMODORRE GARY BEST AWARDS ZONEL HARTLEYThe Guyana Defence Force yesterday presented Zonel Hartley for her outstanding performance at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Examination with the Chief of Staff Award for Academic Excellence.

Zonel ,the daughter of late army officer Lieutenant Colonel Alonzo Hartley , is the first to be awarded since the Force only recently introduced this award for children of its members , including civilians who would have performed credibly at the exams.

The prize is a cheque for $150,000. The minimum eligibility for the award is five grade ones at one sitting , however Zonel copped Seven (7) Grade Ones and Four (4) Grade Two’s at the Bishops High School.

Chief of Staff Commodorre Gary Best congratulated the confident teenager on behalf of Officers and Ranks and Civilian employees and wished her continued success as she pursues further academic studies.

Zonel is now a student of Queens College where she is preparing for the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) in 6 subject areas. She is also in the process of acquiring a Mexican scholarship.

The teen, after receiving her reward expressed appreciation to all who supported her throughout her studies and encouraged the children of other officers to do their best and reap good rewards.