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Kirsten Ramsaran is the top 2021 Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) exams student, producing a perfect score in all three subject areas.
Shortly before she left to meet Education Minister Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly on Thursday morning, Kirsten celebrated with her class teacher Dennis Ghouralal, principal Robert Seerattan and her parents Anushka Goomansingh-Ramsaran and Brent Ramsaran.
She donned her graduation gown and took photos with her loved ones, beaming with pride at her accomplishment.
In an exclusive interview with CNC3 News, Kirsten said the key to her success was balancing work and play.
She said while the pandemic was stressful and had curtailed all her extra curricula activities she still found a way to de-stress by gaming on her XBox.
“It is amazing to see that I got full marks. I am so happy. The key to my success was to keep calm and not over stress. When I started to feel stressed out, I would think of the clouds,” she revealed.
Her father Brent Ramsaran said he used to worry when he saw her playing on the Xbox but then he realized that she had a balance with her schoolwork.
Her mother Anuskha said she was elated. She said Kirsten was involved in piano, ballet, gymnastics and swimming, but when the pandemic hit, those activities came to an end.
Principal Seerattan said the school had excellent teachers and a great support system for students.
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