Hard work equals success
Kameisha Maynard’s mantra throughout her school life was if she worked hard she would be successful. And tonight, success manifested itself in the form of a Barbados scholarship.
Screams of joy rippled through the Maynard home in Hopefeild Development, Christ Church as the Harrison College student’s family heard the news via the media that she was one of 27 pupils who had been conferred the coveted award.
“I screamed and my parents, my mom and dad as well,” an excited Kameisha told Barbados TODAY tonight, just minutes after the Ministry of Education made the results public via a Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) release.
She revealed that she had been working extremely hard to become a scholar.
“I was working all along from the start of lower six [and] the hard work has paid off,” explained Kameisha, who scored Grade 1 in her five chosen subjects – Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Caribbean Studies and Communication Studies.
The 18-year-old’s dream is to enter the medical field and become a cardiologist. However she has yet to decide whether she will attend the University of the West Indies Mona Campus in Jamaica or the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom.
Kameisha’s proud mother Rhonda told Barbados TODAY she was simply excited for her daughter.
“I am elated. She was very dedicated and she worked very hard, and I am hoping that she continues to excel and go on to become a great doctor,” she explained.
Dad Anthony first said that words could not describe how he felt, “but I was not surprised.
“I feel extremely happy because I know she is the type of person that is dedicated, trustworthy and hardworking. I saw those traits in her from the time she entered Erdiston Primary School. Her work was always consistent,” he explained.
And Kameisha shared her formula with those wishing to follow in her footsteps.
“Once you have a goal you should always work towards it and put in the hard work and effort necessary, because success does not come easily. You always have to work and put your best foot forward.”