Naomi Barkoye, a 17-year-old Queen’s College student, is among Guyana’s top performers at the 2022 Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations. Her academic scorecard includes 14 Grade One passes and a single Grade Two pass.
Beyond that, you’d find her record as a national youth cricketer equally impressive. Earlier this year, she represented Guyana in the Cricket West Indies Women’s Under 19 Rising Star T20 championships.
In the first matchup of the tournament, Guyana’s women beat Barbados’ by nine wickets- comfortably chasing 62 runs. And it was Barkoye who piloted the chase with 25 not out from 36 balls.
Perhaps what’s more impressive is that the young cricketer was immersed in her cricketing exploits, smack-dab, in the middle of her CSEC exams- something not very many students might be willing to ‘chance’.
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