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Clue: The hard work was worth it

Published:Monday | June 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer
Jovan George Clue

Jovan George Clue is today thanking God that his parents, George and Althea Clue, denied him his entertainment gadgets during the week and enforced the studying rule.

While it felt more like a chore and sometimes he said that he felt a bit tired, he now admits that it was all worth it.

The Glenmuir Prep 11-year-old will now be going next door to Glenmuir High School, having earned a 98.25 average in his Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) .

"Preparing for GSAT was not hard. The only thing that changed was that I was not allowed to use gadgets during the week and that I had a timetable for when I had to study," he reflected, while sharing that he was now ecstatic that all that sacrifice has paid off.

Clue is also thankful for the time his teachers, and even his sister, Tianna, invested in his journey to ace the exam.

"I had to persevere and do my work even though I was falling asleep sometimes. I don't know if others had doubts, but I really had no doubt in my ability to do well," said the confident youngster.

Unlike others who rejoiced upon hearing that they got the schools of their choice, Clue said that his reaction was a "neutral" one.

Still, he is looking forward to blending in a new environment and facing new challenges.

Clue said that he has the perfect antidote, if he ever loses focus, to get back on stream, and that was to think about his parents, who he claims as his inspiration. He said that he admired the fact that they have strived so hard to reach where they are, even though they had many challenges growing up.

Looking ahead, Clue, who enjoys playing games, doing puzzles and reading books, said his dream was to become a scientist, as he was intent on finding the cure for cancer.