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Top GSAT girl praises friends, family and teachers

Published:Tuesday | July 26, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Former Hillel Academy student Ana Holmes was recognised by the Scotiabank Jamaica Foundation for her exemplary performance in the recent Grade Six Assessment Test (GSAT).

Like the Hosanna Preparatory graduate, Jonathan Morgan, Holmes managed to achieve a perfect score in all five of the core subjects and will attend Campion College in September.

She will be sharing the Scotiabank Jamaica Foundation top girl scholarship with Flaneil Plummer.

Asked by The Gleaner what contributed to her success, Holmes credited her friends, parents, and teachers.

"My friends helped me, also my teachers and my parents," she said.

She noted, however, that her road to success was not an easy one as she had to study tirelessly in preparation for her examinations.

"We had to study a lot and it was very tiring, but in the end, it was worth it," she said. She added that she had to attend extra classes in order to be properly prepared for the examination.

She told students that keys to being successful in the GSAT were consistent revision as well as being relaxed.

"Don't try to stress yourself. Just study and go through the work," she said.

She further stressed the importance of constant revision and also practising thoroughly for the examinations.

The recent GSAT, taken by 39,129 students this year, has seen 125 top performers receiving scholarships funded by Government as well as several private-sector entities.