It's the year 2010 and I for one definitely enjoyed seeing how my beloved school is improving exponentially. It is even a joy to see my fellow classmates and students from my batch respond to this post. It just shows that no matter what, we will never forget our past nor glory times in high school.
I wasn't one of the straight A's students and somewhat don't believe that straight A's means instant success, however I'm still grateful for the education received as the school has truly showed me that my hunger for Science can never be curbed. I can only say to the young Michaelians, that even if they are unable to achieve straight A's, they should be happy to recognize their strong points and weaknesses to work on.
This is the lesson we continuously learn throughout our whole life. As long as they work hard, they can even overcome the "geniuses" in class.
Having said that, I hope I have passed on a word of wisdom and would even like to remind students that there are plenty of scholarships out there in the world. It's just a matter of looking for them. If you think that's impossible, just remember that I've managed to do it.
Currently I'm studying in the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, being a double major in Biology (Graduate of 2008) and Mechanical Engineering and will be looking into doing my Masters in either Biomedical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.
Remember your alma mater.
SMI Graduate of 2003
From the Editorial: Thank you, Jayanth. Your letter came at the right time. We wish you well. It would be great if more old Michaelians can write to us more frequently, letting us know more about yourself, when in school and presently.
A gift from us.... Jayanth, fourth from right, standing first row.