Top Maths, Science pupil credits parents - and chess

2017-01-05 06:19

Johannesburg - The country’s top matriculant in Mathematics and Physical Science said he could not have accomplished his goals without the help of his parents, and chess.

Bronson Luke Rudner, of SA College High School in the Western Cape, said his parents laid a solid foundation for him to succeed.  

“My parents have always been very supportive and they have always encouraged me to learn,” he told News24 after the matric results announcement in Midrand on Wednesday night.

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“They encouraged me to read a lot and my dad taught me how to play chess. After a few games, I was beating him. Chess helped me develop skills,” he said.

The top matrics of 2016 (Lerato Sejake, News24)

Rudner intended pursuing a degree in mathematics, physics, and computer science at the University of Cape Town this year.

“It feels great and I worked really hard for it. I am really glad that all that work paid off.”  

He struggled to juggle a number of extracurricular activities, like the programming and maths Olympiads. Taking part in them contributed towards his achievement in his two subjects.


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