On the AWSUM Couch with Stanford Lake College’s Head Girl for 2021
Meet Stanford Lake College’s Head Girl: Hloni Mangena.
Congratulations on being selected as a leader at your school. What are you looking forward to the most during your term as leader? Collaborating with my grade and the student body to make the school high spirited, empathetic and emotionally intelligent.
What are your strengths and weaknesses? Strengths: problem solving, compassion and listening skills. Weaknesses: Procrastination and temper.
Is there anything you would like to change at your school? Yes, it’s progressively better than before, however, I want to help the driving force that changes how students think of one another and their differences. We tend to ignore that we are different and only talk of accepting diversity while we actually don’t understand, acknowledge and strive to respect those differences.
What do you love the most about your school? Friendly and familial culture of the students. The students are very friendly and the environment is more of a family and every single person is different in their own way. Not a single person (student of staff) is the same as another.
Matric is your final year, from an academic point of view, what are you aiming for? 8 distinctions and maintain as well as increase my marks.
What will your message of encouragement be for your prefects/co-leaders? We have to try our best, no matter the circumstance or what trials we face in the coming year, we have to be one body and one force that goes through it together. We need to be united.
Who is your role model? The previous Head Girl and Deputy Head Girl of our school (Danica Altenroxel and Malaika Mohlaba respectively). They both have the ability to understand and empathise with others who in some cases they cannot relate to at all, yet they listen and try their best to represent them.
What are your plans after matric in 2022? Study abroad and learn how people in other parts of the world live.
If you could be any superhero, who would you be and why? Wonder Woman – Only recently did I start looking into her and the Amazonians, they are such strong and courageous warriors that really embody values I respect.
On a regular Saturday, you will find me at…with… Home with my family and my phone.
Who is your Hollywood celeb crush? Jacob Elordi
- Netball, rugby, cricket, or hockey? Netball
- Cappuccino, hot chocolate, or tea? Cappuccino
- Braai with friends or takeaways? Braai with friends
- Binge watching series or a live music festival? Binge watching series
- Android or iOS? iOS