Leanna Garrick has her eyes on the prize
Carl Gilchrist, Gleaner Writer
ST ANN'S BAY, St Ann:
DESPITE BEING ill for a while, St Ann's Bay Primary School student Leanna Garrick remains on course to do well in the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) in March, according to Monique Anderson-Coke, one of the school's two guidance counsellors.
"Our expectations are still high," Anderson-Coke told The Gleaner last week.
"Leanna is a very hard-working student, very focused. She has her eyes on the prize and she's going for it, and the entire school is full speed ahead with her."
Describing Leanna as the school's star student, Anderson-Coke said her performance is beyond her age group and, as such, should do well in the GSAT.
Leanna, who returned to school last Tuesday, said she had not recovered fully.
"I'm okay, but not too great," she replied when asked about her health. She said although she studied during her illness, she nevertheless took time to get some rest.
Since the start of January, there has been no significant change to her class or study routine and she insisted that she is on course to do well.
Leanna's teacher, Paul Campbell, said with less than two months to go to GSAT, students are now participating in reviews and practice sessions for the big day.
"Between now and then, it's mostly going to be a lot of reviews, basically reviewing some of the concepts, giving them practice to see where they are at," Campbell explained.
His confidence in Leanna doing exceptionally well remains high also.