POLOKWANE – One of Mitchell House’s top performing Gr 12 learners of 2016, Tamron Saais, made herself and her school proud by earning no less than six distinctions.
The 18-year-old, who made history at the school in 2016 by becoming the first learner to receive honours for academics, attributes her excellent results to simple hard work.
Tamron received distinctions in mathematics, life orientation, life sciences, English, Afrikaans and accounting and also earned a spot in the top 1% of nationwide learners who excelled in Afrikaans as well as life orientation.
She says doing well is not to impress anyone or to prove a point, but rather to be the best version of herself that God envisioned her to be so she can contribute positively to society as a whole.
Tamron says she learned valuable lessons from her parents who taught her that education is the key to life and that one can achieve anything as long as you honestly and truly want it for yourself.
She received her results via SMS after having registered and says she was very happy and relieved when the results came through. “I was quite nervous during the exams as I didn’t know what to expect, and whether I did well or not, but I was really happy when I got my SMS.” She was the “girl of the moment” on the night she received her results as she says her mother had called all her relatives to relay the good news.
“My parents were extremely proud of my results and what I had achieved. My Mom phoned all our family at midnight to let them know what my results were,” she said.
Tamron will be making the big move to Port Elizabeth as she begins her studies at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University where she will be studying B.Com Accounting. “I’ll be leaving in about a week’s time. I’m excited, yet quite scared, but mostly excited for the journey ahead,” she concluded.