Epworth: no surprises as deputy head girl scores nine A’s

2009-12-30 00:00

BEING the top matriculant at Epworth High School was not a surprise for deputy head girl Roxanne Govender.

The outspoken teenager, who scored nine A’s in the examinations, has always excelled academically and was even allowed to skip from grade four to grade six in primary school.

Roxanne, who has just turned 17, was also a runner-up in The Witness Nelson Mandela Schools Speech Contest in which Pietermaritzburg pupils competed for a R10 000 prize.

She said that her balanced outlook on her school work played a huge role in her performing well in her exams.

“My matric year was no different from all my other school years. I put in the same amount of work, but also took time to enjoy my last year at school,” she said.

In between preparing for her finals, Roxanne said that she also made time to enjoy her school activities and the many friends she had made at Epworth.

“I didn’t stress too much as I knew that I was prepared. I just wanted to enjoy every last bit of my matric year,” she added.

She sailed through the exams, but admits that the physical science paper with its printing error put a spanner in the works for her.

“I read the question and knew something was wrong. I did what I could and moved on. I looked around and saw my friends stressing about it,” she said.

With her schooling adventure behind her, Roxanne is looking forward to studying medicine at the University of Cape Town next year.

Roxanne said she is excited about moving to Cape Town as her brother Raylin will be there, as will most of her friends.

“I haven’t started packing yet,” she said. “I’m really excited about Cape Town and I’m looking forward to making new friends there.”

With a huge smile, Roxanne said her parents, Dan and Roshini, are planning a huge party to celebrate her excellent results.

What advice does she have for the class of 2010?

“Pay attention during class and don’t cram. Find your own study technique and believe in yourself.”



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