Tyrique still hoping for government scholarship
Gareth Davis, Gleaner Writer
BOUNDBROOK, Portland:WITH THE results of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) now known, teachers and students of Boundbrook Primary School, Portland, are anxiously awaiting word as to whether or not 11-year-old Tyrique Steele has secured a government scholarship.
Steele was guided by teacher Dian Vidal, who organised a rigid study programme for him, which saw them both spending several hours after school and on the weekend preparing.
"I am glad it is over. I think he did extremely well in the various subject areas. However, he was probably a bit too relaxed in language arts, where he gained a mark of 87 per cent. Overall, his performance was impressive, and we are still harbouring thoughts that he will secure a government scholarship," Vidal told The Gleaner on Wednesday shortly after the results were released.
It was joy and jubilation at the school after principal Lola Palmer revealed that Tyrique's grades were very encouraging and that he had also secured a place at the school of his choice, Titchfield High.
Tyrique told The Gleaner that he did his best in the GSAT, noting that he was well aware that the entire school population was depending on him to break the jinx, thus becoming the first student from that school to secure a government scholarship.
"I am confident that I will get that scholarship. I am already headed to Titchfield, and that has been my lifelong dream to attend that school. I will produce better grades at the school of my choice, and I would like to thank my parents and all those who assisted me in my preparation for GSAT, especially my teacher who guided me and believed in me."
Tyrique scored 100 per cent in mathematics, 92 per cent in social studies, 87 per cent in language arts, science 93 per cent and a perfect score of 12 out of 12 in communication task.