Mpumalanga’s star matric pupil has been honored for his exceptional final results and was given a brand new car for his efforts from Toyota South Africa.
Calvin Mawere attended Bushbuckridge High School and is ranked among the list of top 10 high achievers in the country and attained 8 distinctions in all of his subjects that he wrote.
After receiving his brand new Toyota Etios 1.5 XI from Toyota’s national sales manager, Kenneth Braye, he was stated that he was “overwhelmed and can’t think straight at the moment. I really can’t believe I have won a car. I feel like I am dreaming and this will probably take some time to sink in.”
Considering the fact that he is only 17 at the present time and does not have a drivers license, he will only legally have the ability to drive after his 18th birthday in June. In addition to the the car, Calvin also was given a fridge, microwave, two laptops, an iPad, smartphone, tablet computer, a travel bag and a Russel Hobbs clothing iron, amongst others.
Throughout his exam preparation he understood that failing Grade 12 was not an option and he thanked his parents for his achievement who had been by his side all the way through his days of preparing for his final exams.
Calvin felt that it would have been disheartening to fail Physical Science given the fact that his teacher was his father while his mother, who studies accounting via correspondence with the University of South Africa, also helped him with his studies.
Calvin obtained eight distinctions for Sepedi, Accounting, Physical Science, Agricultural Science, Life Orientation, English, Life Sciences and Mathematics.
Calvin is seeking to continue with his education in the field of science and medicine at Wits University this year. For his good results and achievements he has already been promised and offered numerous of bursaries from a variety of companies. He stated that he first needed to seek advice from his parents before coming to a decision as to which bursary to take.
Other pupils who made it through to Mpumalanga’s Top 10 Matrics include Michelle Janse van Rensburg from Hoerskool Ermelo; Vicky Tressal and Johan Erasmus from Hoer Tegniese Skool Middelburg; Eric Moloko from Mphanama Secondary School in Mhluzi, Middelburg; Siyabonga Ntuli from Allendale Secondary School; Hendrik Botha from Hoerskool Piet Retief; Edward Engelbrecht from Hoerskool Secunda; Frans Sipho from Hlabangamehlo Secondary School and Wandile Manana from Amadlelo-aluhlaza Secondary School.
The Top Ten Matrics all received bursaries from different companies and institutions. In addition they received laptops, travelling bags and cell phones, amongst others things.
Moral of the story is that if you study hard and attain good results you will be noticed and rewarded for your efforts by the private sector.