A Trelawny girl defied the odds and came home with perfect passes in all her CSEC subjects at Knox College.
Peter-Ann Griffiths says that although washed with panic in the weeks leading up to the release of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination results, as soon she realised that she had attained a whopping nine ones, she felt relieved.
The 17-year-old Knox College past student attributes her success to her drive to become a top scholar. “I am really motivated by my need to stay on top.
In school, I am always a top student, and I strive for that, that is the goal. I am the most outstanding student of the year, I top languages, and I just stay on top of everything,” Peter-Ann said.
The future pharmacist received straight ones in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, additional mathematics, English language, English literature, Spanish, and social studies.
The 2019 female valedictorian said that although travel could become tiring — she journeyed from Trelawny to Clarendon daily to attend school — she ensured that she made time to study.
She also made time for extracurricular activities.
“Stay focused, and don’t give up. It may seem hard, but once you stay focused, it will work out,” Peter-Ann advised her fellow Jamaican students.
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