MERLEWOOD Secondary held an awards function last Thursday. The top five pupils from each grade received trophies and certificates for their outstanding performance. Dux Zizipho Msebenzi achieved seven As and an award for excelling in the 2016 De Beers English Olympiad.
She made history at the school for being the first pupil to obtain seven As in matric.
Deputy principal Indhira Nair said teachers were very proud of the pupils for their hard work and encouraged them to maintain this standard through the rest of their schooling career.