Overjoyed! Leanna aces GSAT for a place at Westwood

Leanna Garrick (second left) along with (from left) Mom Ann-Marie Garrick, sister Hanna-Lee Garrick and teacher Paul Campbell. - Photo by Carl Gilchrist
Leanna Garrick (second left) along with (from left) Mom Ann-Marie Garrick, sister Hanna-Lee Garrick and teacher Paul Campbell. – Photo by Carl Gilchrist

Carl Gilchrist, Gleaner Writer

ST ANN’S BAY, St Ann:

“OVERJOYED!” THAT’S all St Ann’s Bay Primary School student Leanna Garrick said when asked how she felt after realising that her dream to enrol at Westwood High School had come true.

Leanna scored 99 in mathematics, 95 in science, 96 in social studies, 97 in language arts and 100 in communication tasks for an average of 97.4 per cent.

“I’m pretty satisfied with the scores and, yes, I expected that I would go to Westwood,” she further responded.

Leanna said she will continue to study hard at Westwood as she pursues her dream of being a medical doctor or optometrist. She thanked her teacher, Paul Campbell; her mother, Ann-Marie Garrick; and sister, Hanna-Lee Garrick, for their support, which enabled her success.

Hanna-Lee will accompany Leanna to Westwood after scoring an average of 87.6 per cent.

Other top performers

Three other students got 97.4 averages. They are Courtney-Ann Cox, who will attend Immaculate Conception High School; Michael Grayson, York Castle High School; and Janecia Hinds, who will go to Bishop Gibson High School for Girls in Manchester.

Campbell was proud of the results.

“Most of the passes were good, quite a few students got 100, and I must say I’m really proud of all my students, they did really well,” said Campbell.

“I think most of them are satisfied with the schools they have passed to go to and the grades they received. As it relates to Leanna, her dream was to go to Westwood High School, and that has come to fruition, and I think she is really feeling proud and elated. Her mother, her father, her sister, all of them, they have supported her through it all, and at the end of it, I think she is quite satisfied.”

Leanna’s mom was happy for both her daughters’ success, and when asked how she felt, she simply repeated Leanna’s word: “Overjoyed!”

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