PE youngster is star in the making

2017-06-07 06:00
Mé-Jean du Preez.Photo:SUPPLIED

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AT only eight years old, Mé-Jean du Preez, a Grade 3 learner at Newton Park Primary School, has proven that dynamite truly does come in small packages.

Du Preez started making a name for herself before she could even walk or talk when she was named PE Express’ Front Page Christmas Baby in 2008 and the winner of the Walmer Park Baby Competition in the 0-6 months age category.

She got a taste for the spotlight back then and has never looked back.

Since then, she has competed in the ATKV Redenaars competition twice and participated in the PE Dance Festival where she received a gold medal for her first solo item.

Mé-Jean was also in the Talent Africa competition where she has received a total of seven gold and two silver medals. She has also been chosen for the South African team who will be representing the country at the Talent America International Competition in New York this July.

To top it all off, she was also recently crowned Miss Mini Newton Park at her school. “She is truly a go-getter and a persistent child who wants to do everything and always gives her best. She definitely belongs on the stage,” said her mother, Mollie.

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