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Ardenne's Kalvin Brown balances sports, academics to ace CSEC

Published:Thursday | August 28, 2014 | 8:00 AM
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Gary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

LIKE SO many of his peers at Ardenne High School, 17-year-old Kalvin Brown is looking forward to bigger things after securing successes in the 2014 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations.

Kalvin sat eight subjects and aced them all. He was impressive in agricultural science, electronic document preparation and management, mathematics and physics, where he got straight-'A' profiles.

The other subjects in which he earned grade ones are biology, chemistry, English language and French.

Although Kalvin is a scholar, he is also an active sports personality at Ardenne High School.

His sporting aptitude and physical prowess have enabled him to jump from the football field to the cricket pitch at his school, and even on the running track, depending on the season.

No wonder Kalvin prides himself on being a balanced and well-rounded student.

"Even in my fifth-form year, (while CSEC came first), I competed in football, cricket and track and field for my school," said Kalvin.

Added Kalvin: "I was a major player in the Ardenne cricket team which won the ISSA 'A' League cricket competition earlier this year."

As he did in 2013, Kalvin is expected to be the starting goalkeeper for the 2014 Manning Cup team when the football season kicks off in September, as he has his eyes set on returning to Ardenne High School in lower sixth form.

Even so, Kalvin knows that his academic advancement cannot play second fiddle to sports at this time in his young life.

"I intend to study biology, chemistry, physics, French and communication studies en route to a career in dentistry," he said.

Added Kalvin: "I would like my story to inspire the young student-athletes out there who are worried about their participation in sports having a negative impact on their scholastic performance."

A Christian, Kalvin attributes all the praises to God for all successes in his life.

gary.spaulding@gleanerjm.com