Pupil awarded 100% scholarship

2015-05-13 06:00
Tristan Naidoo has been awarded the prestigious Allan Gray Orbis Foundation scholarship.
nicole john

Tristan Naidoo has been awarded the prestigious Allan Gray Orbis Foundation scholarship. PHOTO: nicole john

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

TRISTAN Naidoo, a Grade 7 Deccan Road Primary pupil, has been awarded the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation scholarship which gives him a 100% scholarship to attend Michaelhouse for his five years of high school.

Tristan went through various interviews and assessments after submitting his Grade 6 school report. He competed against 2 000 applicants and attended a three-day course in Cape Town where 60 pupils were chosen to participate in a selection camp.

There were many skills tested, including entrepreneurship and creativity. Pupils were given challenges to show what they could come up with.

After participating in the camp, he and 29 pupils from around the country were awarded the scholarship. He is the only Pietermaritzburg finalist and one of two pupils in KwaZulu-Natal.

Naidoo said he is looking forward to attending Michaelhouse.

“Although it will be a change because I will be a boarder, I know the opportunities I will be given will be worth the change.”

He thanked his parents for believing in him and pushing him to strive for excellence.

“My parents always taught me to strive for excellence and never to accept mediocrity. That is why I always work hard at school and do the best I can, and I can see how hard work has paid off.”

Tristan was due to have his interview at Michaelhouse­ this week where he will meet the principal and be shown around the school

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Financial advisors – Do you need one and should you get one?

The good, the bad, and everything else you need to know when considering hiring a financial advisor.


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.