The Belize National Selection Examinations (BNSE) was held on May 4th, 1998. BNSE is taken by students who are completing primary school. The exam tests students' achievements in English, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science. 5,411 candidates registered but 5,192 actually took the exam. Candidates score a percentile. If a candidate scores a percentile of 99.9 that means the candidate performed better than 99.9 percent of all the candidates that took the exam.
In San Pedro 62 students took the BNSE exam. 15 students from St. Peter's Elementary took the exam and 9 received a percentile of 50 or above. Of those 9, Adriana Vasquez ranked the highest from St. Peter's with a percentile of 83.34.
Thirty students from the San Pedro Roman Catholic (R.C.) School took the exam. 15 of those students received a percentile of 50 or above. Edgar Aceiteno ranked the highest from the R.C. school with a percentile of 96.94.
Five students from the Island Academy took the BNSE exam and all five scored a percentile of 50 or above. Sandy Larios ranked the highest from Island Academy with a percentile of 98.82.
Twelve students took the exam from Maestro Reyes' School. 10 students scored a percentile of 50 or above. Daniel Longsworth scored the highest from Maestro Reyes' School with a percentile of 99.28.
Christopher Deshield of All Saints School in Belize City received the highest score in the country and was awarded the Michael and Jane Nembhard Award. The Award is presented every year to the candidate that ranks the highest in the BNSE exam.
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