The Pacesetters: Toni- Ann Goodlett
TONI-ANN Goodlett is an enthusiastic 17-year-old student, who attends the prestigious Morant Bay High School.
"I strive not to be better than anyone else, but better than my previous self," Goodlett shared her philosophy with TEENage. Indeed, she managed to better her previous self by copping an incredible 12 subjects in the recent Caribbean Secondary Examination Council (CSEC) exams.
She scored seven Grade Ones in mathematics, English language, English literature, human and social biology, food and nutrition, history, and social studies and five Grade Twos in biology, physics, chemistry, information technology, and French.
"How I felt was unexplainable," she beamed. "Words cannot describe the feeling."
She went on to say that the first thing she did was thank God, which was followed by a word of prayer and then shouts of joy.
"I am inspired by both my parents, Sophia and Desmond Goodlett," the young lady, who described herself as self-motivated and goal-oriented said when asked to comment on her inspiration. "They always see to it that I do my best in whatever I do."
Goodlett, who resides in the community of Hectors River in Portland, plans to attend the sixth form at Morant Bay High School, where she will continue her studies to achieve her ultimate goal of becoming a medical doctor or a pharmacist.
"Study hard and stay focused because where determination is present, a way can be found," Goodlett advised students who will be preparing for the upcoming CSEC exams. "Also, eat healthy and get adequate rest."