Today was a great day. The students represented Versan well. The representatives who hailed from across Canada and USA were pleased with our students. They have been in class for twelve weeks, did their exam last Saturday, prepared for their interviews and boy, did they exceed their Teacher's expectations.
Congrats Versan chickadees!
It has been particularly tiring for me as we travelled from Trinidad to St. Lucia to Barbados and then on to Jamaica.
The fair grew in strength from each island to the next. We now know that Barbados will be our next big market....growing from strength to strength there.
Thanks to the schools that made the trek across islands:
The White Mountain School
All and sundry are panicking around me. Trump won! What are you going to do? Close shop and run? Who wants to go to the States to study? Our children...will they be subjected to racial violence....oh dear!!!
As I sat on the elections preview night with Cliff Hughes, Dennis Brooks and Mr. Dick Crawford, I surmised then and there watching the dwindling votes for Clinton that all was lost for HER, that maybe Bernie would have been the better bet....but also realizing that the American democracy had voted, the deplorables had won, the Republicans were in in full force and the Blacks had lost considerable political currency. So what will the Versan chickadees do...hunker down, excel, be kind, fair but articulate. Take nothing for granted. Read between the lines....
So, the October results landed. Pattanaik came in solidly with 1530. Lauren Chin with 1510. Our Lower Sixer King, not going off until 2018, made an impressive 1480, Madeline recovered from a debilitating mock exam score to stand in the prestigious 1400 circle, so did Michaela Bhoorasingh ( who by the way had a perfect 800/800 on Maths and Chemistry. In the 1300 range, loomed Folkes and Daniel. And I am forgetting all those names in between, these names just rose to the surface because these students applied the study techniques I have so reinforced over the years.
Try working at Versan last weekend for the Marathon weekend......packed office, nervous fingers on Commonapp Early Decision buttons.....a lot were done. I thought it was a good move. They ce...