Hilton College Matriculant Accepted to Study at Yale University, Ignites South African Pride

Hilton College Matriculant Accepted to Study at Yale University, Ignites South African Pride

  • South African academic star Khanya Mhlongo, deputy head prefect and Class of 2023 standout, has secured a coveted spot at Yale University to study economics
  • Khanya humbly attributes his success to divine blessings, his dedicated father, exceptional teachers, and supportive friends
  • The star pupil's history teacher told Briefly News that Khanya was very driven and always prepared to read beyond the syllabus
  • The young man also acknowledged the crucial role of Hilton College in nurturing his potential
Hilton College matriculant accepted at Yale University
Khanya Mhlongo lands a coveted economics spot at Ivy League varsity, Yale University. Image: Hilton College
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A South African academic overachiever, Khanya Mhlongo, has been offered a place at Yale, the private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Connecticut, to study economics.

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The fantastic news was shared by Khanya's high school, Hilton College, who were proud of their Class of 2023 prodigy and deputy head prefect.

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Speaking on his Yale acceptance, Khanya said he was thankful to God for the opportunity.

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"All I have achieved is due to his generosity and grace in my life more than due to my own merit. It was Christ who blessed me with a father who worked hard to send me to Hilton, with teachers who regularly went above and beyond the call of duty, and with friends who believed in me when I doubted myself.
"Special thanks to those behind the scenes - the support staff at Hilton, the housemasters and the admin staff - who contribute significantly to making Hilton a place where every boy can realise his potential. Yale would be a dream come true! But I will always miss Hilton and cherish the memories I made there."

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Speaking to Briefly News, Khanya’s history teacher Mr Paul Venter, who is also the school’s director said:

“Khanya was an incredibly diligent student who was always prepared to read beyond the syllabus to gain a wider understanding of issues in the syllabus and the issues of the day.
"He was also actively involved in the school’s journey of belonging. He is richly deserving of a place at Yale. The importance of this is that it shows what a boy or girl from anywhere in this country is capable of when they use their God-given talent and intellect coupled with due diligence.”

Mzansi celebrates the matriculant's feat

Mzansi netizens were overjoyed to learn about a young South African being accepted to such an esteemed American university.

Mpendulo Mhlongo replied:

"Congratulations Khanya We give thanks to The Most High for His goodness towards you. May God continue to bless you and keep you wherever you go Njomane kaMgabhi."

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Fundi Liphapang said:

"Congratulations Khanya, May God continue to be with you. You make your parents proud."

Cassal Bright Davis commented:

"A South African being accepted to Yale is an incredible feat!"

Itumeleng Mokganya said:

"Congratulations Khanya! May the good Lord continue to bless you and all that you put your hands to."

Jules Hermon wrote:

"Congratulations, what an incredible achievement ❤️."

Rowanne Pillay responded:

"Congratulations what a great achievement God bless you always."

Pretoria woman overcomes medical school rejection

Briefly News previously reported that a young woman from Pretoria left many youngsters and students feeling hopeful and inspired after sharing a TikTok video of academic challenges.

A video shared by Liya (@hurricane.liya) shows her getting dressed before the mirror in her medical scrubs and armed with her stethoscope.

In the post, Liya briefly shared that she was getting ready for her fourth-year gynae rotation despite being rejected from medical school when she applied back in high school.

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