Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool brags top Gauteng matric - again

2016-01-06 18:45
(Naledi Shange, News24)

(Naledi Shange, News24)

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Johannesburg - For the second year in a row, the Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool in Pretoria had Gauteng's top matric pupil.

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Minet Uys followed in the footsteps of Sigourney Lishman who got 95% in 2014.

Uys scored an average of 95.6% and distinctions in all eight of her subjects - which included Mathematics, Physical Science, and Accounting.

She chose to stay in the boarding school on the school's premises, despite her home being about 20 minutes away.

"It was my own choice to stay in boarding school. My dad was also a boarder and he said it would be fun," Uys said after a ceremony in Johannesburg to honour the province's top matrics.

One of the perks of being a boarder was that she could still do extra-mural activities which sometimes finished in the evening. Afterwards, she could get straight into her books.

Uys said she could not stop smiling about her achievement.

"I started working hard very early on and I wanted to know my work beforehand," she said.

The challenges she faced included time management and ensuring she had a social life.

As she bade farewell to high school to start her studies in Biochemical Engineering, she said she would miss the close relationships she built with her classmates. 

Her advice to the 2016 matrics was: "You need to work hard, stay positive, but also have fun."

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