Being top achiever blew me away – Free State pupil

2016-01-06 11:21

Bloemfontein – Brits Johan David from Jacobsdale Landbouskool says his hard work and determination was rewarded when he became the top achiever in the Free State. 

The 19-year-old David received seven distinctions in accounting, physical science, life orientation, mathematics, life sciences, Afrikaans and English. 

The province had achieved an 81.6% pass rate. 

The tall and confident young man was beaming when he spoke about his results and hard work.    

"I am really overwhelmed, and I never expected to be the best performing student in the province," he told News24. 

"It really blew me away, but I know I did my work to the best of my ability."

David thanked his teachers and parents for the consistent support throughout the year.   

He said the secret to his success was making knowledge his own. 

"As a student you have to always make sure that you discover knowledge on your own, and be humble towards your work and also be active while you learn," he said. 

David said he planned to study actuarial science at the University of Free State.

"Mathematics has been my passion for as long as I can remember and I love solving problems and challenging myself," he said. 

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