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Cumberland girl gets ten ones

Published:Friday | September 18, 2015 | 12:00 AM


A member of Faith Walk Church of God of Prophecy told her pastor that her granddaughter, Chevelle Case, got 10 ones. The church gave thanks to God for the many other children of Portmore who were successful in the CSEC exams.

When the results came out, over a month ago, the media publicised among many students an apparently wealthy girl and her parents. They said they took time off from work to coach her. They drove her to get extra lessons in the nine subjects, and that studious, cooperative young lady from a top-rated school explained how she managed to excel. She is to be congratulated.

But, Mr Editor, I want you to meet a girl from Cumberland who lives with a basic-school teacher mother, an aged grandmother, and four siblings. She takes the bus to Holy Childhood High School; settles with her class teachers, for there's no money for extra lessons; yet passed 10 subjects, with distinctions! The subjects are biology, chemistry, English language, geography, home economics, information technology, mathematics, physics, religious education, and Spanish.

Mr Editor, the press should congratulate and give credit to 17-year-old Chevelle Case, who is now in lower sixth form at Holy Childhood.