Consistency key to achieving anything - top maths student

2016-01-06 07:18
Rebecca Haines. (Karabo Ngoepe, News24)

Rebecca Haines. (Karabo Ngoepe, News24)

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Cape Town - Mathematics learner Rebecca Haines said she did not expect to be a top achiever but admitted that consistency was key to achieving anything in life.

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“I’m very excited, a bit shocked and overwhelmed because we only heard on Saturday and I didn’t expect to do that well. The exams were ok but it was a surprise,” said the pupil from Rustenburg Girls High School in the Western Cape.

“I worked very hard and consistency was very key for me which is why I think I did very well.”

She said she tried to keep a balance between having fun and studying but most of her time was spent in front of her books.

“I tried to go out and keep a balance but I worked more than I went out, I just winged it basically,” said Haines.

She was among the top 21 pupils who were honoured in Midrand when Minister Angie Motshekga released the matric results on Tuesday. She said she felt proud and honoured to have been invited to the event which recognised her achievement.

“It’s recognition of my hard work which I really appreciate and it just shows me that all my hard work was worth it,” she said.

Haines plans to study medicine at the University of Cape Town.

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