Newcastle High School’s leaders of the pack
The beginning of 2019 marked the start of a great upward progression for the new members of Newcastle High School’s Tiger Cubs, our eighth-grade learners. Although still fresh to the scene, the rising stars quickly claimed their spots on the Top Ten Club and were honoured in a special assembly held last week on October 4, 2019.
Anele Mazibuko, Yashna Naidu, Jia Dayal, Mawande Simelane, Naomi Mareno, Tiajal Samlal, Jonaphen Mareno, Shae Neerahoo, Siphokazi Dhlamini and Rhea Mooni (pictured below) grabbed the hotly-contested Top Ten seats this term. Their advice to those who wish to ascend to the upper echelons of academia is simple.
Anele says, “Stay humble, work hard and be kind.”
Yashna motivates others by saying, “There is a bit of Einstein in all of us…just find it!”
Jia gives thanks to those teachers who motivated her. “The Top Ten Club is exciting and pushes people beyond measures. We must thank Mr Govender, Mrs Govender, Miss Chundhur, Mr Hariparsad, Mr Nhlengethwa and Mrs Botha for making these endeavours exciting and unforgettable.”
Mawande leaves a trail of inspiration in her wake by saying, “Being smart is not what I am. Being smart is what I become.”
By Jia Dayal and Zaydrian Pillay