TONGAAT Secondary’s Tivana Chellan has made her school proud after she achieved eight distinctions in the matric examinations.She received distinctions for English, Afrikaans, mathematics, physical science, life orientation, accounting, life science and business stu- dies. Chellan said in a statement: “I plan to study medicine at the Nelson Mandela School of Medicine where I have been provisionally accepted. I completed my high schooling career at Tongaat Secondary. “I worked consistently and ardently throughout my entire academics career and was dedicated to this educational strife. “Tongaat Secondary allowed me the opportunity to engage in hands-on community service through Rotary Interact. “I visited KwaTiba Elsen School for the disabled and donated grocery items,” said Chellan. In a separate story another school that is proud of their results is Belverton Secondary in Tongaat who achieved a 96.18% pass rate last year, a substantive increase from the previous year with 51 percent pupils achieving a Bachelor’s Pass and 100% distinctions in visual arts.The school achieved 100% pass in the following subjects: IsiZulu, life orientation, information technology, accounting, physical sciences, consumer studies, tourism and mechanical technology. The top pupils were Siona Moodley, Chriselda Pillay and Ronaldo Poonsamy. Moodley scored six distinctions in English, Afrikaans, life orientation, accounting, life science and business economics. Moodley would like to pursue studies towards a BCom degree. Pillay scored 6As in the English, Afrikaans, life orientation, accounting, life science, physical science and a B in mathematics. She wants to study Medicine or Pharmacy. Poonsamy secured a place to study computer science with five distinctions in mathematics, physical science, life science, information technology and life orientation. Acting deputy principal Mr RF Muthen said: “Commitment, dedication and faith were the driving forces that spurred the pupils on. Our goal for this year is to better the pass rate as well as the quality of the passes.” - Supplied.