‘Now for the world’

2009-12-30 00:00

MICHAELHOUSE’S top pupil, Joshua Magor, says he is ready to take on the world after excelling in the Independent Examination Board finals.

Joshua, who is a budding film maker, is off to do business studies in either the United Kingdom or the United States and says he hopes to bring back skills to empower people in South Africa.

The bubbly teenager enjoys helping others and volunteered for an outreach programme that handed out food parcels to people in Ixopo Valley.

He told The Witness that being at a boarding school gave him the freedom to explore friendships and challenges and helped him learn responsibility.

“My matric year was great, I was power hungry and used this to excel in the classroom and on the sports field,” says Joshua, who is an avid cricket and hockey player.

Besides being a keen sportsman, Joshua is also a talented debater and artist.

“I only started studying a week before the final exams. We were constantly revising throughout the year, so there was no need to cram,” he says.

He says that having the support of his friends during the finals helped to keep him focused.

“I really want to pursue my studies overseas as this will broaden my horizons. I hope to return with skills to help others. It’s all about making a difference.”

Joshua said he also hopes to build on filmmaking, one of his favourite subjects at school.

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