Two years ago, Brianna Williams was top student in the Common Entrance Examination; and, this year, her brother Micah has also made it to the top ten.
With 97 in English and 98 in mathematics, rounding off at a total of 247.31, A, the People’s Cathedral student will soon be joining Brianna and their older sister Whitney at Harrison College, come September.
He placed sixth in the top ten.
“Jesus was there for me even during the exam. I had questions that I was not sure about; so I called on Him and he answered my questions. He was there with me,” the
young prayer warrior calmly told Barbados TODAY.
As other students who sat the examination had, this child of God also confessed the preparation process was not at all an easy road. He said working at school was only part of it, as he was also required to participate in one-on-one tutoring sessions with his attorney-at-law mother Kavita Williams when at home.
And those video games which he likes playing so much had to be stored away until after the examination.
But the young Christian, also the grandson of the late Reverend Dr Holmes Williams, never missed church on Sundays.
Making sacrifices, is one piece of advice Micah would share with any student who aspires to achieving the best result in an examination.
“Work diligently, and it pays off in the end,” he testified.
Micah not only credited his teacher with contributing to his success, but also his sister Brianna, who helped to strengthen his English skills.
“It was really cool because she wants to be a cardiothoracic surgeon, and I want to be a cardiothoracic surgeon too, so we can work together,” he said.
Mum Kavita and dad Paul said they applied the same principle to their son, when it came to helping him to prepare for the examination, as they had done with their daughters.
They said rushing him to do extracurricular activities was not a top priority; showing keen interest in his education was very important.
“I think parents short-cut the one-on-one time they spend with their children . . . . We just try to find the time on Saturday mornings to work with our children instead of running around to lessons.
“We just did lessons, one hour for math and one hour for English each week; and the rest of that time we made sure he did his homework the school assigned him,” the mother explained.