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Successful Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) students in Clarendon have been urged to make use of every opportunity given to them as they enter high school in September.The charge has come from University of Technology (UTech) student and JAMALCO scholarship awardee, Gayrol Taylor, who was guest speaker at JAMALCO’s annual GSAT Day celebration, held at the refinery in Clarendon on August 25.
Mr. Taylor, a past student of Edwin Allen and Glenmuir High Schools, who has the distinction of placing fourth in the world in the GCE ‘A’ level subject, Geometric and Mechanical Drawing, told his audience of some of the difficulties he overcame on the way to achieving success at both the ‘O’ and ‘A’ level examinations, including crossing the Rio Minho on foot daily on his way to Edwin Allen High.
He encouraged the students to take part in extra-curricular activities, in addition to excelling in their studies.
JAMALCO’s Finance and Administrative Manager, Sharon Brown also encouraged the students to strive for success at high school, so that they could be the best at whatever profession they chose.
The children were presented with school supplies, including dictionaries. They also toured the refinery and rode the Clarendon express train to the company’s port at Rocky Point.
The annual GSAT Day is now in its 12th year, and is organized by JAMALCO to congratulate the young students on their achievements and to mark the transition from primary/preparatory school to high school.