A real inspiration: Son of fish vendor tops September 2017 teachers’ board exam


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They always say that determination and perseverance are the key to success. This definitely holds true for one determined young man who fought his way from poverty and ranked top 2 in the September 2017 Licensure Exam for Teachers (LET).

Son of fish vendor tops September 2017 teachers’ board exam
Jonathan Garcia didn’t make poverty an excuse but a motivation to strive harder in life.  A real inspiration!

Jonathan Ansing Garcia who is the third among his siblings, lives in Pilar Capiz. Life wasn’t easy on the family and money was scarce for the struggling student. Jonathan’s mother was a tailor while his father was a fish vendor. Their meager pay wasn’t enough so Jonathan had to make find ways to finance his studies.

Jonathan made use of his intelligence and perseverance to earn him scholarships and grants. In college, he won a national quiz bee to pay for his miscellaneous fees.

Jonathan graduated as Magna Cum Laude in Bachelor in Elementary Education in Capiz State University- Pilar Campus.

Impressively, he topped the National Diagnostic and Aptitude Test conducted by a review center in Roxas which was his ticket to a full scholarship for the board exam’s review.

Jonathan is a real inspiration to every struggling student. He didn’t make poverty an excuse but a motivation to strive harder in life.

Watch video here (courtesy of Facebook/Carl Balita Review Center):


Congratulations, Teacher Jonathan!

— Sally, The Summit Express

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