Having earned a cumulative GPA of 3.93, this year’s recipient of the Br. Barry Gearman Salutatorian Award is Jee’Von Pratt.
Jee’Von made a mark early in his high school career by winning the Bahamas National Spelling Bee in 2017 while in the 7th grade. He went on to represent the Bahamas at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. later that year.
An aspiring mechanical engineer, Jee’Von was a member of SAC’s Google CS Club and travelled with the team to Dubai to compete in the First Global Robotics competition.
He was also a member of the St. Augustine’s College Debate Team, and won ‘Best Speaker’ on several occasions, helping the team to win the national championship titles in 2021 and 2022.
A impressive 1440 on the SAT put him among the 5th percentile of those who sat the test this year, helping him earn a scholarship to attend Howard University this fall. His academic success also earned him a feature on ZNS, highlighting his achievements.
Earlier this month, Jee’Von was named co-salutatorian at the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Iota Epsilon Lambda Chapter Honours Day Convocation, which recognizes the top male students at various schools throughout the Bahamas.
In addition to receiving an Overall General Excellence award, Jee’Von also won subject awards for English Literature, Computer Studies, Advanced Placement Mathematics, and Geography.
Congratulations to Jee’Von Pratt, our 2022 salutatorian!