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Jovan George Clue … ‘the hard work was worth it’

Published:Thursday | June 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer
Jovan George Clue

Jovan George Clue is today thanking God that his parents, George and Althea Clue, denied him his entertainment gadgets during the week and enforced the studying rule.

While it felt more like a chore, and sometimes he said he felt a bit tired, he now admits that it was all worth it.

The 11-year-old Glenmuir Prep student will now be going next door to Glenmuir High School, having earned a 98.25 average in the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) .

"Preparing for GSAT was not hard. The only thing that changed was that I was not allowed to use my gadgets on week days and I had a timetable for when I had to study," he reflected and shared that he is now ecstatic that all that sacrifice has paid off.

"I had to persevere and do my work even though I was falling asleep sometimes. I don't know if others had doubts, but for me, I really had no doubt in my ability to do well," said the confident youngster.

Unlike others who rejoiced upon hearing they got the schools of their choice, Clue said his reaction was a "neutral" one.

Still he is looking forward to blending in a new environment and facing new challenges.

Clue said he has the perfect antidote if he ever loses focus to get back on stream and that is to think about his parents whom he claims as his inspiration. He said he admires the fact that they have strived so hard to reach where they are, even though they had many challenges growing up.