Top five reveal their future plans

2016-01-06 11:15
Maritzburg College’s last day ‘rush’ snowballed when matrics allegedly began assaulting younger pupils.

Maritzburg College’s last day ‘rush’ snowballed when matrics allegedly began assaulting younger pupils. (File)

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Pietermaritzburg - Five Maritzburg College pupils obtained eight distinctions each in the 2015 matric final exams, while a further seven pupils obtained seven distinctions each.

South Coast teenager Andrew Joubert (18) was one of those who aced his exams with eight As. However, it was not the only exam he wrote last year.

Joubert, who has his heart set on studying at an Ivy League college in the U.S. and becoming an investment banker in New York, had to also sit the U.S. Standardised Admission Tests to see whether he qualified for entry to an American university.

“I have applied to the likes of Princeton, Yale and Dartmouth College. They will let me know in March, so in the meantime I will be going to UCT [University of Cape Town].

“If I am accepted, I will finish the semester at UCT before heading over,” he said.

Carsten Rembold said he was pleased he would not need to study English anymore. “English was the hardest paper in general. I was never certain what they were looking for,” he said.

Rembold will be off to Pretoria University to study chemical engineering this year. However, that is not the career path he wants to pursue. Instead, he intends using the degree to get an MBA.

“I want to own my own brand of businesses and get into mergers and acquisitions. The degree will be something I can fall back on,” said Rembold.

Riyaal Cerpath said he cannot wait to explore the Western Cape once he starts studying chemical engineering at UCT.

“I am the first person from my family to go to UCT,” he said, adding that his parents were a large part of his success.

He wants to pursue a career in petroleum and bio-chemicals.

Cowen Chetty admitted that he crammed in the run-up to the exams.

Having obtained a bursary from global auditing firm PwC, where he will both work and undertake his articles during the duration of his studies.

Jordan Rawlins, who will be joining Chetty and Rembold at the University of Pretoria, could not be reached.

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