10 As for Pretoria teen

2016-12-30 05:50
Aroma Theron has bagged 10 distinctions. (Supplied)

Aroma Theron has bagged 10 distinctions. (Supplied)

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Pretoria - "I knew it was going to be a big year, but I wasn’t prepared for how long it was."

Aroma Theron, of Midstream College in Pretoria, bagged 10 distinctions in what she described as a marathon matric year.

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"At the beginning of the year, my mom and I made a list of all the important things I wanted to achieve. In the middle of the year it felt like it was never going to end, and I can’t believe we’re done now," she told News24.

She said that her highlights had been the memorable milestones of things she did for the last time.  

"Speaking for the last time at our orators club was a high point for me," Theron added.

The teen said she hoped to study medicine at the University of Pretoria in 2017.

"I could’ve done anything, but I like the idea of making a difference in the world and people’s lives. I did a fair amount of job shadowing and I spent time with a neurologist. It shook me, hearing all the sad stories, so that’s a big part of it," she said.

"For the matrics of next year, just take it day by day and work hard. So many people have walked this path before you,” she said.

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