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PROUD OF THEM: Anja Ruth van Genderen, 17, - Bodden Town – Academics

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PROUD OF THEM: Anja Ruth van Genderen, 17, - Bodden Town – Academics

Anja excelled academically throughout her high school years at Cayman Prep and High. She started high school in year 8 after completing grade 6 at Montessori by the Sea. Each year she would make significant achievements and secure the Principal’s award as well as top academic awards in various subject areas. In 2014 she was awarded the DART Minds Inspired High School Scholarship.


At graduation from Cayman Prep and High in 2106, Anja received two of the most prestigious awards in academics; The DART excellence in STEM and the Ernst and Young 2016 Achievement Award for excellence. She received subject prizes in Art, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, Literature, French and Physics.


In 2016 Anja was the top achieving student at Cayman Prep and High in her external examinations receiving passes in 11 subjects with 10 A*s and 1 A. In summer of 2017, Anja was successful in receiving an A in all five of her AS-Level examinations in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Extended Project Qualification. Currently in Year 13, Anja is focusing on achieving her goal to study biochemistry at university next year in the United Kingdom.


Anja is also a keen participant in Model United Nations conferences each year since grade 9. She is a prefect and assists with tutoring younger students with classwork and homework through her school’s Learning Buddies programme.


In sports, Anja is a passionate equestrian and interacts with horses almost on a daily basis. She is the proud owner of a local Appaloosa pony and trains six days a week in the discipline of dressage to compete at the US Equestrian Federation 2015 Second Level Test 3 category. She competes locally several times per year and has placed in the top three many times. Last summer she was Reserve Champion for both the Preliminary and Elementary Levels in the adult category.


She is also a budding artist and combines her love of horses with her passion for art and in her spare time finds satisfaction in drawing, painting and making digital images of horses and other animals.

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