Duo make their school proud

2016-09-14 06:00
CELEBRATION: The teachers and principal of the Motshepuwa Primary School and a representative of the Dihlabeng Library share in the joy of two star learners’ achievement in the Free State Spelling Bee and Reading Quiz. From the left are, front: Kori Seleke (reading quiz winner) and Karabo Kamele (spelling bee winner); back: Nompumelelo Mbambo (assistant at the Dihlabeng Library), Puleng Mosia (head of department at Motshepuwa), Motebele Ramokhothoane (principal), Malefu Motholo (educator) and Jeminah Swiegland (head of department at Motshepuwa). Photo: Tladi Moloi

CELEBRATION: The teachers and principal of the Motshepuwa Primary School and a representative of the Dihlabeng Library share in the joy of two star learners’ achievement in the Free State Spelling Bee and Reading Quiz. From the left are, front: Kori Seleke (reading quiz winner) and Karabo Kamele (spelling bee winner); back: Nompumelelo Mbambo (assistant at the Dihlabeng Library), Puleng Mosia (head of department at Motshepuwa), Motebele Ramokhothoane (principal), Malefu Motholo (educator) and Jeminah Swiegland (head of department at Motshepuwa). Photo: Tladi Moloi

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BETHLEHEM. – Kori Seleke and Karabo Kamele have put the Motshepuwa Primary School on the map by winning the spelling bee and reading quiz at the Free State Reading Festival held in Lourier Park, Bloemfontein, on Tuesday, 6 September.

Kori holds the title as the provincial champion in the reading quiz, while her school mate Karabo is the spelling bee master.

The duo received a 10-inch tablet each, as well as trophies and certificates, to acknowlege their hard work.

They both emerged victorious after competing against the winners chosen in various district municipalities in the Free State.

These gr. 3 learners of the Bohlokong-based school went through to the provincial stage after having won the Thabo Mofutsanyana District competition.

Nompumelelo Mbambo, assistant at the Dihlabeng Library, was the duo’s mentor.

“I am proud of Kori and Karabo. They have achieved against all odds,” says Mbambo.

“I believed that they would come home with something, but they really surprised me by obtaining first position.

“I never wanted to put them under pressure, since it was their first appearance at the provincial round. But believe me, they are hard workers.”

Motebele Ramokhothoane, Motshepuwa Primary’s principal, says the achievement is a clear indication that the school’s teachers are doing an excellent job.

“We want to congratulate both learners on their achievement. We hope this will serve as motivation to other learners to take part in next year’s competition.”

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