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High-flying Titchfield student bags nine more subjects

Published:Thursday | September 24, 2020 | 12:11 AM

Ajonae Flemmings began sitting Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations in grade nine, bagging two grade ones and a two.

It was a strategy to help the Titchfield High School student become rounded academically and build her confidence to sit the bulk of subjects in fifth form.

Even then, fate would blow carefully laid plans off course as the coronavirus pandemic forced the closure of schools in March.

Sitting the exams this year was by no means easy, Flemmings told The Gleaner, but she was elated with the results.

“Despite my doubts in myself, with the help of my teachers, family, church family and friends, I was beyond ecstatic to find out that of the nine subjects I did this year, I attained eight grade ones,” the 17-year-old said following the release of CSEC grades on Tuesday.

Flemmings’ success should not have come as a surprise. She has been a consistent high performer at her Portland-based school.

“I received the Principal’s Honour Roll for all my years as well as subject prizes in drama, accounts and physics. I also offered my assistance with the Titchfield Schools’ Challenge Quiz team as timekeeper and lent moral support,” she said.

She was also a member of the school’s Tourism Action Club for five years, briefly serving as treasurer.

Flemmings, who harbours dreams of becoming a forensic pathologist, is grateful for the strong support she has received from her parents, whose guidance and sacrifices have helped her to become a high achiever.

She now has her eyes firmly set on mastering the next stage of her academic journey as she enters sixth form.