Dream bigger and believe!
My matric year started normally as any other year. I didn’t expect that great things will happen.
A few friends of mine, who matriculated, told me that their Martic year was the worst time of their whole lives, (besides raising children)…
…because it is exams, school, sports, National Benchmark Tests, insomnia, extramural activities, school, learn and learn, stress, worrying, flu, dozens of homework, fatigued, uncertainty of acceptance to an university, choices, competing, choices, teen romance, choices, stubbornness, puberty…
All of this is so true. A question: ‘Why?’
I’m still awaiting acceptance to any tertiary institution for MBChB. My mid-year exams went extremely well. I’ve won the Kaap Rapport (Weekly newspaper) Matric farewell competition. Hard work is starting to pay off.
I’ve also been chosen as one of the 20 finalists of the Stellenbosch University – Jip Matriculant of the year (competition). I will be staying in a guest house with the other finalists until the award ceremony, where 5 of us will win a R 30 000 bursary for first year study at US. (25th August 2011)
My whole Matric farewell will be covered, all expenses paid, and a photo spread in the Kaap Rapport newspaper. (14th October 2011)
If I’m not chosen as one of the 5 matriculants, it is still a great honor to be a finalist.
I’ve always been positive throughout my short life and things are happening. I’ve got millions of dreams and I know I won’t achieve them all, but I will keep on trying. Thank you everyone!
My newspaper moment:
Psst! Hy soek nog ’n meisie…
Matriculant of the year:
Posted on August 9, 2011, in Life, People and tagged 2011, believe, bursary, dreams, Finalist, Grade 12, Jip, Jipcoza, Kaap Rapport, mariekafskied kompetisie, Matric, matric farewell, Matriculant of the year, Matrikulant van die jaar, people, school, thanks, uncertainty, University of Stellenbosch, US. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.