• Question: What do you consider as being your greatest/most valued achievement so far?

    Asked by danrumford to Cat, Daz, Johnson, Pamela on 23 Jun 2011.
    • Photo: Johnson Soronnadi

      Johnson Soronnadi answered on 22 Jun 2011:

      Hi Dan,
      Waooooo!!. I have not been asked this question for years.
      My greatest achievement is my academic attainment especially when I graduated from the university and had sometimes out of education while working and making earnings meet. A little thought about the future inspired me to raise my academic levels. I went back to school for another 2 years professionals and a Masters degree. I did recall word of advice from my supervisor “dream high, aim high, believe in yourself and you will achieve greatness”. It took hard-work and dedication to be back in classroom. It was not easy at the beginning, but i was motivated and I promised myself of becoming a professional and achieving a masters degree.
      A quick flash back of what I was some years back and what i am today has helped to shape my character and build my integrity and self-confidence especially having this great opportunity on this event to inspire and share ideas of my science with brilliant young future scientist.

    • Photo: Cat O'Connor

      Cat O'Connor answered on 23 Jun 2011:

      Hi Dan,

      Like Johnson it’s got to be education…and I’m sure you’ll feel that way very soon too.

      I was never very good at school, but I worked really hard at science and continued to do so through Uni too. All this hard work paid off and I got the highest mark I could in the final year of my course. I was dead chuffed and I’m not sure who cried more, my Dad or me!! And then we both cried again when I got my masters which I’m sure I’ve told you already I’m still the only non-vet to graduate from this course!! My mom cries all the time at sad and happy things so her tears don’t really count!!

      When I was your age, my greatest achievement was winning a big competition on my pony….I still have the trophy!