A night of silverware indeed!

Musina Mayor, Cllr Mihloti Muhlope (middle) and council speaker Gilbert Netshisaulu (right) captured with some of the grade 12 award recipients of Eric Louw High School.  Musina Mayor, Cllr Mihloti Muhlope (middle) and council speaker Gilbert Netshisaulu (right) captured with some of the grade 12 award recipients of Eric Louw High School.

An 18-year-old learner, Rishan Mazid stole the show when he scooped five awards during the Eric Louw High School Grade 12 prize giving ceremony. The ceremony took place at the school hall in Musina.

Rishan was awarded for exceptional performance in Mathematics, Physical Science, English, Geography and a joint award for being a top learner in Mathematics and Physical Science.

Shortly after receiving the awards, Rishan said he took his classes very seriously from the first day of the academic year. “Although I make some time for relaxing and entertainment, I make sure that education becomes my first priority. I have a study time table that guides me and I stick to it at all times. I have no doubt that I will pass the final year examinations with flying colours and proceed to study in one of the top higher learning institutions in the country.”

Rishan’s father, Abdul Mazid was over the moon about the exceptional performance of his son. “I’m very proud of him and I will continue to give him support because I know that he will be counted among the best performers in the country after the final examinations.”

When giving a motivational talk to the learners, Musina Mayor, Cllr Mihloti Muhlope congratulated all the award winners and wished the grade 12 learners good luck in their final examinations. “Education is the only key to unlock the golden door of freedom. Although the roots of education are bitter, the fruits thereof are sweet. Today’s event marks the first step towards your success. We all have the potential to succeed. It does not matter where you come from or how you grew up. You can also succeed - no matter where you come from. You only have to study hard and make education your best friend.”

She said the future looks bright for all the grade 12 learners. “When I look at all of you, I see future mayors, doctors, engineers, journalists, cabinet ministers and state presidents. I know you are all going to pass your Grade 12 with flying colours and enroll in various institutions of higher learning next year.” 

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