Above It All
About two years ago, I got a chance to chat with some guidance counsellors while at a university seminar geared towards highschool students. During breaks, we would form a huddle and talk about the challenges facing our teens and how these challenges can hinder their academic growth, especially when matriculating to a university.
Some of the first-hand stories they shared were very alarming and sad; most centred around the psychological effects of being in an impoverished situation, as well as living with a disease like sickle cell. It was clear that more light... read more
For much of Daidrian Laing’s academic life, she had been an astute student who also took pride in being involved in many extracurricular activities. Perhaps one of the greatest accomplishments for the former Knox College High School student was being on the school’s honour roll for three consecutive years. A feat which required exemplary mannerisms as well as an above-80 per cent average. “I was on the honour roll from grade eight, which is something that I was very proud of, because I tried really hard,” she stated.
Growing up, the St Ann resident had... read more
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