Renee St John is Queen’s College bound after placing third among the early sitters in this year’s Barbados Secondary Schools Entrance Examination, with an overall score of 237.28 and an ‘A’ in Composition.
The Seventh Day Adventist School student is an aspiring paediatric doctor.
When asked how did she prepare for her examination, she told Barbados TODAY, “It had its ups and downs because sometimes I felt like it was too hard, but the people helped me and I got through and when I got into the exam room I was thinking about what the paper would bring, but thankfully it didn’t bring anything I wasn’t too sure of.”
Her Class 4 teacher Andrew Brewster was not surprised by her performance.
He told Barbados TODAY “Renee has always been an exceptional child, very motivated, always wanted to work and before I met her the teachers did a very good job of preparing her to get [her] to me in Class 3.
“Also, her parents are very much behind her and supporting her and help her to work. She is a very all-around child she’s involved in so many things, she does tennis, swimming and music. Her extra activities, they did not subtract from her working. [In fact], they have enhanced her,” he said, adding that he encourages his students to push for excellence and to always aim for 100 per cent.