Top marks for John Ross Col­lege duo

Zululand Observer - Monday - - ZO NEWS - Conelia Harry

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

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