I grew up in a small community within St. Catherine, Jamaica. As a child I attended the Cassava River Primary and Infant School. I got baptized and got saved by the time i was age 9. I later graduated from Cassava River Primary School and received the award for the highest G.S.A.T. score (Boy) in my graduation class.
I later started my secondary education at the Oberlin High School. While at Oberlin I was an active member of the prefect body, science and 4-H clubs. At the age of 14, and still in 3rd form, my older brother, Chelston Harris, who was a math tutor at Glengoffe High School, persuaded me to sit the CSEC Mathematics and English examinations which was intended for 5th form students. With his help and the help of other influential persons, I was able to pass both examinations with a grade 2.
Continuing on this path of success, the next year I sat three (3) more CSEC exams and attained two (2) distinctions. By the time of graduation I attained another 6 distinctions and received the award for the highest CSEC performer for that academic year, and represented my school at the National CXC Awards for placing second in Electrical and Electronic Technology.
I am now a third year computer science student at the University of Technology, Jamaica where I am a proud member of the UTech Sapna Initiative and Director of Fundraising & Spiritual Aims at the UTech Circle K club.
I have now made community service a major part of my life as I try to give back to my community as much as I can.
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