The Pacesetters: Ahmaad Graham
CONFIDENT, fun-loving and easy-going 16-year old Ahmaad Graham told TEENage that he is guided by the philosophy that life should be lived without regrets.
Indeed, after copping 10 subjects in the recent Caribbean Secondary Examination Council (CSEC) exams, he has no regrets.
Not only did he add 10 subjects to his name, but he added eight Grades Ones and two Grade Twos. The Grades Ones were attained in mathematics, human and social biology, physical education, social studies, English language, English literature, principles of business, and information technology, and the Grades Twos were attained in physics and principles of accounts.
"I felt relieved," the Wolmer's Boys' student recalled his reaction when he found out his grades. "I thanked God and went and told my mom."
"I plan to do a year of sixth form at Wolmer's and then hopefully migrate to further my studies," the Edgewater resident shared his future plans.
Graham stated that regardless of the fact that he was promised a lot of things if he accomplished what he did, he always had confidence in himself that he could have done it.
"Don't stress yourself. It makes no sense at all," the future lawyer advised TEENs who will sit the CSEC exams next year. "If you study hard, really study, then you're going to do well. No doubt about it. Also, make sure your SBAs (school-based assessments) are good because then you're already halfway to the (Grade) One and if they aren't, study even harder to make up for it."