Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Saturday | August 24, 2013
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Nickeisha Williams - an outstanding achiever
BOG WALK, St Catherine:

IT IS no surprise that Nickeisha Williams of St Mary High School copped eight subjects in the 2013 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations.

With the exception of English language, she obtained distinctions in mathematics, integrated science, agricultural science, Spanish, social studies, history, and English literature.

"I studied a lot. I didn't watch television at all. I read over a lot, made sure I did my homework and my SBAs. Sometimes I went to bed at one in the morning. My preparation was very time-consuming," she told Rural Xpress.

The 17-year-old, who has been on her school's honour roll since she was a seventh-grader, now has nine CSEC subjects as she gained a distinction in human and social biology last year.

Proud mom

Her proud mom, Esmine Douglas, said she expected nothing less as her daughter had been an outstanding achiever from an early age.

"I was looking forward to this performance because she always does her work well. I used to stay up with her at nights and keep her company. I did the housework, and so on, so that she could get time to study," she explained.

Kerry-Ann, her older sister, who supported her throughout her preparation, was elated about her performance.

"I am very proud of her. I expected her to do well because she was always focused, always studying, and always aware of everything. She loves to read. I know she will do well in whatever she undertakes," she said.

Nickeisha, who aspires to become a nurse, was a member of the team that represented her institution at the 2010-2011 Jamaica Public Service Science and Technology Expo.

The rounded scholar was also a member of the dance and Spanish clubs. She was a member of her school's silver medal group in the 2011-2012 Spanish Dance Festival.

"I have a passion for dancing. I play the recorder. I sing. I used to draw, and I love plants and animals," she said.

She served as form captain in the seventh grade and was an assistant prefect for grades 10 and 11.

The eloquent youngster received an award from the United States Embassy for outstanding performance in English literature recently.

- K. S.

rural@gleanerjm.com

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