'I love to challenge my mind' - King David pupil

2015-12-30 08:24
Natasha Silverman from Linksfield King Davids High School obtained eight distinctions. (Supplied)

Natasha Silverman from Linksfield King Davids High School obtained eight distinctions. (Supplied)

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Johannesburg – After working tirelessly all year, King David Linksfield High School pupil Natasha Silverman can pat herself on the back for a job well done.

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The 18-year-old exuded confidence when talking about her results and work during her matric year. She got eight distinctions - in English, Afrikaans, life orientation, mathematics, accounting, geography, physical science, and advanced programme (AP) mathematics.

Born and bred in Johannesburg, she grew up in a household where doing one's best was the ultimate goal.

“I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to be educated at such a... time and I am proud to say that I have grasped that opportunity to the fullest and have made the most of it.”

Next year, she planned to study actuarial science at Wits University. Mathematics had been her passion for as long as she could remember and studying AP maths had confirmed what she should study.

“I love a challenge. I love to challenge my mind and see how far I can really push it,” she said.

Silverman was motivated by her sister who matriculated two years ago.

"She told me to just think of that moment when I get that SMS, to want to have no regrets and know that that is the true reflection of my abilities,” she said in reference to the SMS notification with her results.

Not only was Silverman an academic achiever, she was also involved in sports. Her father had told her it was important to be a whole person.

“Sometimes you need to give your mind a break and I find that sport is a great way to relax and to de-stress. It is far more important to have a balance and also be involved in sports and other areas which are available to you, and in that respect I hope I can call myself an achiever,” she said.

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