Passing for Harrison College was no surprise for 11-year-old Khalia Went. The Christ Church Girl’s School student has been dreaming about entering through the gates of the Crumpton Street, St Michael school since the age of three.
With 89 per cent in English, 94 in Mathematics and an A in Composition, Khalia is one step closer of achieving her goal to own her own bakery as she enters secondary school in September. When
When Khalia found out her results Wednesday she was flabbergasted but expectant. From an early age, Went could be found doing mathematical calculations before she went to sleep, this greatly helped the student who impressed her family and her teachers with her results.
“Every night I had to get work . . . I would get at least ten sums before I to go to sleep,” Khalia informed Barbados TODAY.
Khalia, the daughter of Kelly-Ann Welch who was killed in the 2010 Campus Trendz blaze, was only four years old when she lost her mother. However, she received encouragement and support from her grandmother and cousins, which strengthened her resolve to be Harrison College bound.
While others around her remained doubtful, the 11–year–old was sure of her success.
“Sometimes how I worked I wasn’t as focused as I should have been so no one was looking for me to get that high, and I myself did not want to put my hopes that high, so when everyone was asking me where I wanted to go I was telling them St Michael’s and not Harrison College,” the top student explained.
The Green Stars cheerleader had some words of advice for those who under estimated her.
“Don’t judge anyone by what they do but wait until the results come back and judge them by what they have done and congratulate them when they get back their results.”