Matric results: Top pupil bags a whopping 10 distinctions

Matric results: Top pupil bags a whopping 10 distinctions

- Louis Nel, who was a Grade 12 pupil at St Alban's College in 2019, has bagged 10 distinctions

- Nel, who is also an award-winning pianist - received an aggregate of 88.4% for his subjects

- He also qualified for the IEB commendable achievements list

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Each day, more and more stories of exceptional learners in South Africa are surfacing following the release of the 2019 matric results.

One of the pupils who has made Mzansi proud is Louis Nel. Nel was a Grade 12 learner at St Alban's College in Pretoria last year and his matric results are outstanding.

The teen, who has also won awards for his piano playing skills, walked away with 10 distinctions.

The school congratulated Nel on his exceptional academic performance on their Facebook page, writing:

"Louis Nel, an award-winning pianist, achieved the highest aggregate, earning a level 7 (80% or above) in ten subjects with an aggregate of 88.4%. Louis also qualified for the IEB commendable achievements list which honours students who are in the top 5% in the country in five subjects."

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Matric results: Top pupils bags a whopping 10 distinctions
Award-winning pianist, Louis Nel, walked away with 10 distinctions in the 2019 matric exams. Photo credit: St Alban's College/Facebook.
Source: Facebook

According to IOL, Nel will pursue a higher education qualification at the University of Pretoria. Although Nel is not entirely sure what career he wants to pursue, he reportedly plans on studying maths and statistics at UP. previously reported on another exceptional learner, Madelein Dippenaar, who was named the top matric learner in the country.

We also took a look at the two other pupils who came in second and third after Dippenaar - Gary Allen from Rondebosch Boys High School and Anuoluwa Makinde from Milnerton High School.

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