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Disappointed ... but not giving up on my dream

Published:Saturday | June 23, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Paula-Kay Palmer

Horace Fisher, Gleaner Writer

OCHO RIOS, St Ann:MAY PEN PRIMARY School student Paula-Kay Palmer was disappointed when she found out that she was placed at Vere Technical High School.

Paula-Kay had her sights set on attending Glenmuir High School.

"I had wanted so much to go to Glenmuir High, but it didn't work out. I know that I have worked hard, and have done my best in the exams, so I feel very sad," Paula-Kay told The Gleaner, as tears flowed down her cheeks.

"But I will not let this set me back. I still want to achieve my dreams of becoming a lawyer, and I can accomplish it from any school I go to," insisted Paula-Kay, as she wiped away the tears from her eyes.

"You know going to Vere can be a blessing, because at Vere I can take up track and field, as I am a good runner, and I may even get a scholarship to go to university," reasoned Paula-Kay, now smiling a little.

difficulties ahead

But even as she contemplates using her brain and legs to hurdle the many challenges to becoming a lawyer, Paula-Kay's father Paul is already contemplating the hardship in putting her through high school, while expressing satisfaction with her GSAT results.

"Yea man, I am satisfied with her results. It shows that she has done well, but it was difficult to send her to primary school, so it is going to be far more difficult to get her through high school."

Paula-Kay scored in the 70s for the subjects she sat.

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