Desmond Afedzie Class of 2018
I graduated from Merton in 2018, and I’m currently pursuing my BBA in Finance as well as a Master of Science in Business Analytics, both at the University of Iowa in the U.S. My 17 years at Merton – from the Montessori to the A level class – were filled with success, challenges and great memories. Through the various opportunities I was given, such as being Head Boy of Merton High School, I got to personally develop myself. The experiences from Merton prepared me for my tertiary education. Just to name a few, Mr Aryeetey teaching us the importance of good time management and the “Devoir de Maison Speciale”, which was the extra homework Madam Whyte gave us. This prepared me for loads of assignments in university that needed to be done in a short time span.
I benefited from the small class sizes at Merton. It gave me the chance to have one on one discussions with the teachers and the teachers had equal attention for the students in class. I also built long-lasting friendships from my time at Merton. The extracurricular activities such as going to Burma camp for sports and the overnight French trips to Togo gave us a chance to bond and strengthen ties. Indeed, Merton prepared me for the real world, and my experiences in High School helped shape me to become who I am today.