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Titchfield student is a hard act to follow

Published:Tuesday | August 18, 2015 | 12:00 AM


Adequate preparation caused Aliyah Patterson, a fifth form student at Titchfield High School, to gain eight distinctions in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations.

"I was well prepared for the exam," Aliyah told The Gleaner. "I had a lot of past paper booklets and I did a lot of research. My teachers, Miss Sasha Anderson and Miss Colleen Shirley, along with my parents, all supported me during my period of study for CSEC. The results were expected, as I am a hard worker who is committed to schoolwork. A special thanks to God Almighty, Who inspired me to do well," she added.

Aliyah got grade ones in mathematics, Spanish, physics, English language, additional mathematics, information technology, biology, and chemistry placing her among the top achievers at that learning



her ambition


Her hobbies are playing table tennis, reading, and surfing the Internet. Aliyah said her ambition is to become a medical doctor, a field her mother, Lileith, is currently employed in. She is matron at the Port Antonio Hospital, and her father, Wendell, is a firefighter attached to the Port Antonio Fire Brigade.

The outstanding achiever hails from one of the most depressed communities in the parish, Stony Hill (Norwich Heights), where farming is the main activity.

"I will be going on to lower sixth form, where I intend to do five subjects in the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Education examinations, including mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, and communication science. Oftentimes, I assist my mother at the hospital, therefore, I have gained some experience in the medical field. I feel very comfortable being around sick people and caring for them."