Horace Fisher, Gleaner Writer
MAY PEN, Clarendon:
EFFORTVILLE PRIMARY School's bright sparks, Chavez Campbell, who will be sitting the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) and the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate examination this year, said he took a welcome break from his studies to enjoy the Christmas holidays.
However, he promised to get back to his studies quickly in 2013.
"I took a break from regular study routine during the Christmas holidays because I wanted to enjoy Christmas. I just took up the book a couple of times, but come 2013, I will be buckling down back into my studies," Chavez promised.
The youngster; whose averages are in the mid-90s and who has been touted as a prime candidate to cop a GSAT scholarship, said he is aiming for high 90s GSAT results or a perfect score in all his subjects when he sits the examination in March.
"I am already scoring 100s in some of my exams, communication tasks, math and language arts, and in social studies and science, I am getting some 90s, so from now until the GSAT's exams, I am aiming to get perfect scores in all my GSAT subjects," said a confident Chavez.
"Everybody is telling me that I have the ability to get a scholarship, and I believe I can - my teachers, my mother and my friends - so I am just going for it," he added.
"Of course he can do it," Chavez's mother, Anna Fray, who was standing nearby said. "Chavez does his work very well; I don't have to force him to study," added Fray.
The single mother said while Chavez is fairly good at his lessons, he sometimes falls into a "me know it already" syndrome, where he makes mistakes with the simplest of questions, but gets the more difficult ones correct.