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2015-01-06 00:00

ONE of Voortrekker High’s top achievers is headed to Germany as an exchange student while another is hoping to make her mark in neuro-physiotherapy.

Teanette van der Spuy said she moved from Gauteng to Pietermaritzburg at a young age. With little grasp of English, her parents enrolled her in an English school.

“I felt different and I had to push myself and work hard as I wanted to do well,” she said.

She said her year in Germany “will be quite an adventure as I will be completely on my own and completely independent”. In 2016, she plans to study engineering at Tuks.

Lisa Schaup said her parents encouraged her to do her best since she was young.

Lisa will study physiotherapy at Tuks, wanting to focus on neuro-physiotherapy to help with the rehabilitation of those suffering with neurological impairments.

Once she started to do well, she kept raising the bar for herself and wanted to better her previous marks.

“I was always taught to do my best, but in the end, it was for myself,” she said.

Lisa thanked teachers Elvie Nixon, Carmia Korsten and Sanet Kritzinger for their support.

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