Carl Gilchrist, Gleaner Writer
ST ANN'S BAY, St Ann:
TEN-YEAR-OLD Leanna Garrick of St Ann's Bay Primary School is moving full speed to realise her dream of gaining a scholarship in her Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) next year.
According to her teacher, Paul Campbell, Leanna has progressed steadily over the last month and is showing determination in her approach to her schoolwork.
"She says she wants to be successful, and we can see the determination is there," Campbell said. "She said she's working towards a scholarship, and that seems to be her motivation as she tries to get 100 in whatever she does. Hopefully, she'll be able to get the scholarship."
STICKING TO TIMETABLE
For her part, Leanna said she has been motivated by the first Gleaner interview. She has continued studying well and has developed a study timetable, a requirement set by guidance counsellor Monique Anderson-Coke, which she is following.
"Yes, sir. I'm sticking to my timetable," Leanna said. "I usually study between five and six, or 6:30 [in the evenings]," she added.
Leanna said she is working hard in order to live up to her own expectations and those of her parents and teachers.
Leanna's father, Orville, is pleased with the progress over the last month.
"We are playing closer attention to the finer details as she prepares for GSAT, and we're pretty satisfied," he said.