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Persad spent part of her August
holidays in Margarita, where her
family took her to celebrate her
She said: "From my experience,
music has helped me a lot in my
focus toward my school work.
"Anytime I m studying and I
feel stressed, I would play a
karaoke track on the computer
and sing along or just turn on the
keyboard and play some crazy
beats and make my own tunes
and sing along. Even if I m not
good at it, I pick up the violin a
bit because success has got to
"Since the Mozart effect works
on me, then I really do believe in
it."Persad, who lives close to the
school in Bejucal, Cunupia, said
she loves spending time with her
family and attending the Warren
Road Shiv Mandir, where her tal-
ent for singing and playing musi-
cal instruments were nurtured
under the guidance of her
guru/teacher Madho Mohan.
She said she must thank God
first for giving her the strength
and courage to keep on going and
make her dreams come through.
Persad said she also had to
thank her parents, mother, Carol
Persad, a housewife and father,
Takoor Persad, a ship-to-shore
crane operator on the Port
Authority for assisting her finan-
cially and also for keeping her
spiritually and culturally strong.
Kudos to many
She thanked her siblings for
being there to carry her to every
show to perform and also to all
the extra lessons classes.
Persad thanked her teachers
for being there for their students
by giving up their lunch breaks
and even staying back after
school to ensure all projects were
completed. She said the teachers
also took the time to inspire and
encourage their students to
Persad also thanked her music
teacher at Saraswati Girls Hindu
College, Reshma Beepath, for giv-
ing her the opportunity to per-
form at most of the school s cul-
tural activities by playing the
keyboard or singing.
Her inspiration, she said, was
her elder brother Kevin, who was
an extremely hard worker who
knew exactly what he wanted.
Persad said he always attained
his goals by working hard and
never taking the easy way out.
Persad s two older brothers are
her role models. Kevin has a BSc
in Chemical and Process Engi-
neering, while Sheldon is cur-
rently pursuing his BSc in Engi-
Her younger brother, Shaun,
is writing SEA examinations in
She said studying for the
examinations was very tough,
but the desire for her to reach
further in life kept her going.
She said it was challenging for
her because every time she was
offered a chance to lime with her
family or friends, it would either
be during her study time at night
or during lesson hours, but with
the support of her family, friends
and teachers she made it.
It's only the beginning
For Persad, it s only the begin-
ning of her academic life.
Her plan after CSEC is to pur-
sue CAPE examinations in Pure
Mathematics, Physics and Chem-
Persad said she was prepared
to work extremely hard for those
two years, and hopefully after,
she will pursue her degree in
either Chemical and Process or
She said this was so because
she enjoyed Mathematics with a
passion and her secret to doing
well in mathematics was to prac-
tise every chance she had.
Persad said there were so many
sayings that discourage students
from Mathematics that are not
She said her Mathematics and
Additional Mathematics teacher,
Sunita Ramkumarsingh, taught
her to keep an open mind and
not be quick to judge every com-
plication that came across since
it can be solved one way or
Persad said her family and faith
had a lot to do with her success,
and she could not thank her fam-
ily enough for all the support
they gave her.
During the past two years, her
elder brothers kept their weekend
schedules clear just to transport
her to and from lessons.
Persad had kudos for her little
brother, Shaun, for keeping her
stress-free during those times by
always challenging her to play
fights which he always won.
She said everything she asked
God for---strength, happiness,
courage and health---she always
Persad has been accepted to
Lakshmi Girls Hindu College to
complete sixth form and CAPE
From Page B1
Thankful to God,
Advice for students sitting exams:
"Anytime I'm studying and I feel stressed, I would play a karaoke track on
the computer and sing along or just turn on the keyboard and play some
crazy beats and make my own tunes and sing along. Even if I'm not good at
it, I pick up the violin a bit because success has got to start somewhere.
Since the Mozart effect works on me, then I really do believe in it"
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