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Jodi Sta. Maria Personifies Grit and Growth Mindset and the Result is Spectacular!

Southville International School and Colleges - BS Psychology student and award-winning actress Jodi Sta. Maria demonstrated that a full-time career and hectic schedule cannot stop one from pursuing one's dreams.

In her recent Twitter post, she shared her high grades for the first semester. Good performance in school in spite of a full-time career is a feat achievable with proper mindset: Grit and Growth Mindset , important values in Southville culture.

“What we value comes with a cost. It isn't easy but it's definitely worth it. Staying motivated. See you next year Southville,” Jodi wrote in the caption.

Several netizens congratulated Sta. Maria, with some of them calling her an inspiration for fulfilling her life-long dream of earning a college degree.

Jodi also graduated high school through Southville’s INNOVE Education Solution. Unlike a full-fledged home school, INNOVE is a blended type of learning that allows students to study and complete requirements following a special schedule. A student enrolled in this program reports to school at least once a week for written exams, hands-on exercises and further discussion/clarification about the topics with the instructors. Some students in INNOVE Education Solution are professional athletes like Abegail Arevalo of ICTSI-TCC RP Golf Team and celebrities like Winwyn Marquez and Coleen Garcia.