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Mind set on Dentistry

Sherice Haynes

Usually Sherice Haynes would let her feet do the talking, but her 2012 CAPE results spoke for themselves today.

The former Queen’s College student is one of this year’s Barbados Exhibition winners. She gained Grade 1 passes in Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology as well as a Grade 2 in Caribbean Studies to attain her scholarship.

She is set to leave Barbados in September for Jamaica for five years to pursue Dentistry at the University of the West Indies Mona campus.

Studying may come hard for some but the overjoyed 18 year old told Barbados TODAY via a telephone interview this evening that preparations for her was a breeze. She said she did not change her routine while preparing for the exams because her normal patterns worked for her.

Every morning at 6 she would leave her Hothersal Turning, St. Michael home for her usual training sessions. This year she represented QC in the annual Barbados Secondary Schools Athletic Championship where she gained silver in the javelin. She also competed in the 100 and 200 metres but was restricted from going far in the competition as a result of a hamstring injury.

The first person in her family to achieve this feat, Haynes said her parents, Sherlene and Edward and two older brothers were very proud and extremely thrilled of the achievement. She said it was because of her parents that she fell in love with Dentistry and thanked them.

“My parents took me to the orthodontist for the first time when I was about eight. I enjoyed the experience so much I remember telling them I wanted to be a dentist and I have not changed my mind since. My family is always supportive of me and I have no idea how I will deal with being away for so long, but a lot of friends of mine are going there so we will cope,” she said. (KC)

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