Top matric in FS overwhelmed

2016-01-13 06:00
TOP PERFORMER: Johan David Brits.  Photo: Sidwell Guduka

TOP PERFORMER: Johan David Brits. Photo: Sidwell Guduka

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JOHAN BRITS of the Jacobsdal Agricultural School expected to be one of the top matric pupils, but the results held a surprise for him.

The towering learner found out last Wednesday (06/01), when the 2015 matric results were announced, that he was not only one of the top performers in the Free State, but he was actually the province’s top pupil.

He obtained seven distinctions, in Accounting (99%), Physical Science (99%), Life Science (97%), Mathema-tics (97%), Life Orientation (94%), Afrikaans Home Language (92%) and English First Additional Language (90%).

“I guess it is hard work and dedication. I have been putting in long hours of studying throughout the year. So my hard work has really paid off!” an excited Brits told Express.

“I followed a strict time table from the beginning of the year. I prioritised my studies over many other things. I knew I would get good results if I worked harder and be one of the best performers in the province,” he said.

“I want to take this opportunity to thank the Lord for this achievement. I would never have done so well in my matric if it was not for the wisdom that He has given me. He is an awesome God and I’m grateful for what He did for me,” he added.

Brits said he had been surprised when he was announced as the Free State’s top pupil of the 2015 class.

“I am overwhelmed. I never expected to be number one in the province. In fact, my father made a joke about it last night (Tuesday, 5 January) when he said I should consider the possibility of being announced the top performer in the Free State. But I just laughed about it,” he said.

This year, Brits will be studying Actuarial Science at the University of the Free State.

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