Top academic now looking for a baseball scholarship

2015-12-30 10:15
Juggling an international sports ­career and academics was not easy for Kearsney College pupil Cameron Lee, but he managed to pull it off ­successfully.

Juggling an international sports ­career and academics was not easy for Kearsney College pupil Cameron Lee, but he managed to pull it off ­successfully. (Supplied)

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Pietermaritzburg - Juggling an international sports ­career and academics was not easy for Kearsney College pupil Cameron Lee, but he managed to pull it off ­successfully.

Scoring six distinctions in the IEB matric examinations this year (English, maths, life orientation, accounting, physics, and history), while representing the country in the under-18 baseball World Cup, was no easy feat.

But the 18-year-old, who is now promoting remote-controlled toys as a ­holiday job, said a huge weight had been taken off his shoulders. “It is a great feeling knowing you are one of the top achievers in the country. I have not had a chance to give my results much thought, but I feel relieved,” Lee said.

While excelling in academics, Lee, from Gillitts, also represented his school in soccer and flew the South African flag proudly at the under-18 baseball World Cup in Japan.

The tournament was held during his trial exam period.

An avid reader who listens to rock n roll, Lee said his ultimate goal was to excel in an investment management career while travelling the world.

With his sights also set on a career in baseball, Lee said he is busy working on landing a baseball scholarship in the United States.

“It is very exciting but also scary as well,” he said.

Sharing his study methods, Lee said pupils should always maintain a balance between their social lives and their academic careers.

“Even though you are expected to work hard everyday, you should not totally give up your social life,” Lee said.

“I had to turn to jolling with my friends sometimes but I do not see that as a sacrifice for the greater good.”

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