21st January 2019
By: Wira G
As hundreds of ‘A’ level students finally received their results on the 21st of January 2019, they flooded the halls of the school one last time before moving on with their lives. As each of them walked down the corridors, shouldering their own thoughts and feelings, we decided to go back to the beginning and follow the journey of the student’s struggle…in all of us.
“Not everyone who works hard succeeds, but everyone who has succeeded has worked hard,”
This is one of the exhausted but content slogans of a once struggling student, who, from the first moment of entering the school to the last steps he took out of the exam hall, constantly went through depression, sleepless nights and an uphill battle to try and survive. Even losing all his friends and his relationship didn’t stop him from working harder than ever, smiling through the pain, wondering each day: “Is it all worth it?”
Two years later, here he stood in front of the result board, finally getting an answer to his question.
It came in the form of B & C grades for his subjects.
This isn’t a made up story, this student EXISTS.
This student represents not only a large number of our happy seniors that have walked away from the board with their results in hand and tears in their eyes, but also the struggling student in all of us still trying our best to reach that board one day, too.
With that in mind, and a student myself, I have one last message for everyone’s efforts, struggles and tears:
I’m proud of you.