October 2013 Volume 10

A Note of Gratitude

Junior Palmer
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My name is Junior Palmer and I was born at 7 Gem Crescent Kingston 13, off Maxfield Avenue, on June 2nd, 1995 and later moved to the Kencot Community in 2008 where I'm presently located. I attended the Melrose Primary and Junior High school from 2001-2007 where I graduated as runner-up for the top GSAT boy for that year. Having that title, I entered the glorious walls of Kingston College in 2007, which was my first and only choice.

During my first form year, my mom died leaving me an orphan along with my two older sisters, who are 4 and 5 years older than I am. My sister did all she could at home and school, but to my surprise, my inspiration, motivation, comfort and help came from all the teachers at Kingston College who aided me in any possible way they could; they were like a family, no, I should say they were family. They guided me off the path that many other boys would have chosen (the life of crime and violence).

I was an average performing student seeking to achieve and repay the KC family with my performance. I was a member of the Cadet Corp, Rugby and Cricket Family. I emphasize the family because they were exactly that to me, doing almost everything a family should do and looking out for each other.

During my last year at Kingston College I met Mr. Robert Kelly and worked closely with him in the refurbishing of the KC Pavilion, fencing, painting and maintenance for the school in 2011 and from there on Mr. Kelly has been one of my major role models and a well respected KC old boy living legend for me.

On the CSEC exams I achieved a grade one in English, Two's in Biology, Social Studies, Math, Physics and grade Three's in Chemistry and History but I wasn't successful getting into the 6th form program. I later applied and got accepted for the Pre-University School where I had extreme difficulties with tuition fee. After talking to Mr. Kelly who saw something within me, he came to my assistance and rescued me from the cost of the tuition fee. I sat the CAPE 2013 exams and earned grades two's in Biology and Chemistry unit 1 and three in Physics Unit 1.

I greatly appreciate the support Mr. Kelly gave me and hope he continues to do so for youth like myself, as I try my best to keep up my grades up and excel for this year of unit 2 and beyond. I am hoping to impress him and other KC old boys by living up to the all the expectations placed onto every student that enters the glorious purple and white fortress. Again, I express my greatest appreciation to my KC family.

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