I was overjoyed and shocked when I found out that I received the Presidents’ Medal Gold for my outstanding performance at CSEC. Pursuing 11 subjects at the CSEC level was definitely a challenge and required a lot of time management, perseverance and determination. These subjects were: English A, English B, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, French, Spanish, Additional Mathematics and Theatre Arts Dance.
My achievement could not have been possible without God, my hardworking parents, my diligent teachers and my friends who encouraged me. One of my favourite bible verses which has always kept me motivated is Philippians 4:13 which says “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Participating in extra curricular activities has also helped me by relieving stress and providing motivation by keeping me active and healthy. I was/am actively involved in ISCF, choir, dance club, Ecclesia Youth Group and Sunday school at my church. I was also a part of The Sound of Music, our school’s musical in 2017. I believe that it is of utmost importance to have a proper balance between work and play.
My advice to my fellow students who will be writing exams is to never give up. The moment you decide to give up is the exact moment you fail. Set goals and pray, persevere and work hard to achieve them.
I am now pursuing Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Communication Studies and Caribbean Studies at the CAPE level.