Horace Fisher, Gleaner Writer
MAY PEN, Clarendon:
CHAVEZ CAMPBELL has a plan and he is sticking to it.
The grade-six Effortville Primary School student has dropped football, his favourite sport to concentrate on his preparation for the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate examinations and understudying attorney-at-law George Clue.
"I love football, but I cut it out to settle down with my books. When I come to school, I just stay in a class and do my work. If I have unfinished work, I do it in my lunch time, so I don't play as much as I used to do," confessed Campbell.
Chavez's teacher, Suzannie Scarlett, has expressed confidence that he will do exceptionally well in the GSAT based on his mid-term examination results.
"Chavez is a student that will consistently accomplish the hardest challenges academically, but sometimes falter on some of the easiest ones by making some simple mistakes. So he could have done far better on the mid-term exams," explained Scarlett.
"Together, we will iron out the little kinks by getting him to be a bit more focused, as we continue his - and the rest of the other students' - preparation for the GSAT exams," she added.