Sunday, October 18, 2015
AT 17, head girl of The Queen's School for girls, Sidonie Dixon is seized with a profound truism -- success in life comes when you simply refuse to give up, with goals so strong that obstacle, failure and loss only act as motivation.
|Sidonie Dixon is head girl of The Queen’s |
School for the 2015-2016 academic year.
(PHOTO: BRYAN CUMMINGS)
Like the sentence's author, Sidonie is passionate about achievement and realises that it comes with determined effort on her part.
Hailing from the inner-city community of Gregory Park in Portmore, St Catherine, the maths-lover told Career & Education that it matters not where one is from, once one desires success and is willing to work for it, it will be achieved.
"No matter how old you are or where you're from, we all have something in common -- a desire to be successful... Think big: find what you love and do it, always maintain a positive mindset and work hard," she said by way of advice to her fellow students.
Sidonie Dixon is ahead of the class.
Date of birth: November 13, 1997
Hobbies: Surfing the Internet and listening to music
Described as: fun, relatable, cool, humble
C&E: You've been selected Head Girl of Queen's School. What was your reaction to the announcement?
SD: I was extremely elated.
C&E: How long was the short list of candidates?
SD: Five candidates were selected
C&E: I'm sure the competition was stiff. Did you expect to be selected?
SD: No, I did not expect to be selected.
C&E: Describe, briefly, the selection process.
Five lower sixth form students were selected; the five lower sixth students went into an interview with the dean of discipline, vice-principals and the sixth form coordinator. We were assessed and the head and the deputies were chosen.
C&E: Did you always aspire to the post?
|Queen’s head girl Sidonie Dixon is flanked by her |
deputies Rushay James (left) and Orithia Bailey on the
school compound on Constant Spring Road in St Andrew.
SD: No, not always. I started aspiring in 5th form when I started looking up to the previous head girl, Rochelle Lee. She was a very strong head girl who made an impactful difference on the school.
C&E: What are the duties of the head gsirl?
To be a motivator to the students:
To organise the best cadre of prefects and supervise them in carrying out their responsibilities to their best abilities;
Call prefect meetings to resolve issues;
Help to organise activities throughout the school year; and to
Represent the school at external events.
C&E: What qualities do you bring to the post?
SD: I am honest, confident, committed and enthusiastic.