‘Amazing’ in Durban: Crawford college pupils celebrate hundreds of distinctions among 107 matriculants

2008-12-29 00:00

There were screams of jubilation from Crawford College’s La Lucia matric class, who achieved a whopping 376 distinctions in the 2008 matric examinations.

Excited pupils gathered at the school with their parents yesterday to receive their results.

Of the 107 pupils who wrote the examination, 15 achieved straight As.

Nisholini Naicker of Mount Edgecombe was all smiles when she found out that she had achieved eight distinctions in the exams. She said continuous revision had helped her get her excellent marks.

“I worked consistently throughout the year. It’s great knowing that the hard work has paid off,” she said.

She got a 100% pass for history, despite finding certain sections of the paper tricky.

“I didn’t think I did well in history. There were some sections that were problematic. I’m relieved that it turned out well,” she added.

Naicker plans to study medicine at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Medical School.

“I’m looking forward to studying next year, but for now, I plan on celebrating my success with family and friends,” she said.

Another top pupil, Kai Pretorius of Durban North, was ecstatic about her eight As and said she plans to celebrate her achievement over New Year festivities. “It’s a great feeling finally knowing my results. I worked hard, so now it’s time to celebrate with my friends,” she said. Pretorius will study veterinary science next year.

For Yasteel Moodley of Glenwood, yesterday was a “double whammy” as he not only achieved seven distinctions, but also passed his driver’s test. “I’m very excited about everything. I had to do my driver’s test and then rush to get my results. I’m chuffed that everything went so well,” he said, adding that he plans to study actuarial science at Wits next year.

Johan Steyn of Umhlanga scored seven distinctions and wants to study medicine in Canada next year. “I’m very happy about my marks. I worked hard throughout the year for the distinctions and plan on partying hard with my friends to celebrate,” he said.

Steyn said he is looking forward to studying in Canada where his father and sister live.

Deputy principal Jenny Coetzee praised all her pupils and said that their results have been “amazing”.

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