Top marks for John Ross College duo
TOP matric honours at John Ross College went to the boys, with duo Myren Rajh and Siyabonga Khumalo achieving six distinctions each. Rajh missed another two distinctions by a few marks, scoring 79% for English and 78% for accounting , which was his additional subject. With a bursary from former Zululander and businessman Johan Oldenburg of Oldenburg, Bonsèl & Associates, he will be studying mechanical engineering this year. ‘It has been a busy and exciting year, especially being selected as one of the four bursary winners by Mr Oldenburg and travelling to the Netherlands, France and Belgium on an international study tour in December. ‘The travelling experience opened my eyes to new opportunities and the possibility of working or studying abroad in the future. ‘My message to the class of 2019 is to not stress about the year ahead, but simply work hard and do your best.’ Khumalo, who hails from eSikhawini, said hard work and commitment helped him achieve his results. ‘I was involved in sport, but quit everything to focus on my academics. ‘In Grade 10 my results were really poor and this motivated me to improve in Grade 11 and continue to work hard so I could be accepted into university. ‘Having lost both my parents at a young age, I have been raised by my aunt Sibongile Masango and received much support from my family and teachers at John Ross College, who continued to motivate me to excel. ‘I am looking forward to studying BCom Accounting or actuarial sciences,’ he said.
Myren Rajh, who scored six distinctions
Siyabonga Khumalo is the joint top achiever at John Ross College with six distinctions