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Top Eunice matriculant walks in faith

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Free State top matriculant for 2022 Emma Nel (left) and Zinnette de Wet (principal of the Eunice High School) rings the bell to announce the end of the matriculants of 2022’s school careers. Photo: Lientjie Mentz
Free State top matriculant for 2022 Emma Nel (left) and Zinnette de Wet (principal of the Eunice High School) rings the bell to announce the end of the matriculants of 2022’s school careers. Photo: Lientjie Mentz

There was a huge applause when the Free State’s top matriculant in the 2022 matric exams attended the Eunice High School’s Boardmedal Assembly on Monday (23/10).

Emma Nel was named the overall best matriculant during the Free State Departement of Education’s Well Done Function on Friday (20/01).

Emma thanked everyone that helped her along the path to success during the assembly on Monday.

“I stuck a sticker of a church in my shoes to remind me to walk in faith, not fear,” she said. “I have to thank God, that carried me every step of the way. I knew I couldn’t walk this path alone.

Emma, that achieved eight distinctions, among others in Dance Studies (96%), compared her journey through high school with different kinds of dances. She also achieved destinctions for Afrikaans first additional language (97%), Accounting (96%), Physical Sciences (95%), Life Sciences (94%), Life Orientation (93%), Mathematics (93%) and English Home Languange (90%).

This dux learner for 2022, achieved an avarage of 94,25% in the matric finals.

“I stuck a sticker of a church in my shoes to remind me to walk in faith, not fear,” she said. “I have to thank God, that carried me every step of the way. I knew I couldn’t walk this path alone.

Sixteen matrics received board medals and six of the Eunice learners was named under the top 50 learners in the province.

Yi-Shiuan Huang was included in the top 10 matriculants for accounting (98%) and mathematics (97%).

Aadilah Khan is among the top 10 in accounting (99%) in the Free State.

Eunice’s matrics gained a 100% pass rate for the 37th year consecutively and this year achieved a 97,4% bachelor’s pass rate.

Eunice is the second best school in mathematics in the Free State and will be one of 10 schools that receive R100 000 from the departement of education.

The six medal winners of the Eunice High School that were included in the Free State Department of Education’s Top 50 list are from the left Aadilah Khan (average of 91,71% with seven distinctions), Yi-Shiuan (Mia) Huang (92,75%, eight distinctions), Emma Nel (94,25%, eight distinctions), Juanita Kruger (89,86%, seven distinctions), Cara Katzke (88%, seven distinctions) and Lize Ferreira (89,5%, eight distincions). Photo: Lientjie Mentz

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