Five pupils on 7-A high

2010-01-07 00:00

RAISETHORPE Secondary pupils have sailed through the 2009 matric examinations, with five achieving seven A’s each.

These high achievers were lost for words when they heard they had performed so well, as some only expected a few distinctions.

Jessica Sebastion of Northdale achieved seven distinctions.

“My distinctions were the best news I have ever received. I worked hard during the year, so I’m really happy that I did so well,” she said.

She wants to study medicine at the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine in Durban.

Yashmika Maharaj of Orient Heights said she did not expect to receive seven distinctions, and said she owes her success to her dedicated teachers at school who held extra classes for those who needed assistance with certain subjects.

“Matric was a lovely experience, but also very challenging at times. I’m relieved that it’s over,” she said.

Yashmika intends studying toward a B.Sc. degree at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Trisha Naicker of Raisethorpe found the examinations challenging, but still managed to achieve seven A’s.

She wants to study a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting at UKZN.

Roneil Sivanandan of Newhol­mes described his matric year as a “traumatising” experience, one that he will never forget.

He wants to study mechanical engineering at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

“It was a hectic, but good experience. Sport helped keep me sane during the exams,” he said.

Chantal Ruth of Allandale is packing her bags to move to the Free State, where she will study to be a doctor.

“The year went by so fast that there was no time to stress. It was great fun, but now it’s time for bigger things,” she said.

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