- A pupil from Crawford College Sandton has been named as the top matriculant in Johannesburg
- She achieved eight distinctions and wishes to pursue an actuarial science degree
- She hopes that her success will inspire others to also reach for the stars
A young woman has proven that hard work pays off after bagging 8 disctinctions and becoming Joburg's top matric pupil. The Crawford College matriculant wishes to pursue an actuarial science degree at Wits.
Motlodiwa Modise breathed a sigh of relief on Tuesday when the IEB examination results were announced. She glowed with pride after hearing that she is amongst the top achievers in the country.
The young woman described her matric year as "rough" and she expressed pride in herself for finishing strong. She plans to study Actuarial Science at Wits University this year.
According to The Citizen, the juvenile genius said that she has never aspired to be anything else other than being an actuary. She has also always dreamed of representing black women as a top achiever, speaking to journalists, she said:
“When I got to Crawford and when I was looking at results throughout the years, I always looked at their pictures and you never see a South African black person or a black girl up there"
She added that she hopes that people seeing her, as a black woman achieving incredible things, would inspire others to also believe in themselves.
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