The Sunday Mail
Methembe M Ncube L6
Light Christian College
What started merely as just a dream soon became a goal, something worth working towards every day and night. Frankly, cliché as it may sound, getting As sixteen times last year required no secret ploys or devices; just the same old tool for success- hard work!
My journey towards attaining 16As was far from easy. Due to clashes in the timetable, I had to study Additional Maths and integrated science on my own while Computer Studies was learnt through a number of one hour evening lessons twice each week. The pressure was intense. There were times I felt like giving up but I got encouragement from the words of Einstein who said, “Nothing is impossible. Impossible is just an opinion.” I knew I could achieve the grades if I persevered; and when I got three distinctions in the March HEXCO exams, I was more encouraged than ever.
Contrary to popular belief that everyone who gets good grades is a “nerd,” or bookworm, I am neither. I took time to read novels, listen to music and watch television. So basically, just study smart not hard! School should not be a factor to deprive you of the time to do other things you love; instead you must adhere strictly to your timetable and everything shall proceed swiftly not just in school but in all other walks of life. I also have interests in Quiz and playing the piano, activities for which I make time every week. Remember, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
I aspire to be a Doctor so I am currently studying Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Computer Science at Light Christian College in Cranborne. I draw my inspiration from Dr Strive Masiyiwa because he is a true testament to the fact that it’s not where you come from but where you go that matters.
Finally, this article would not be complete if I did not offer my heartfelt gratitude to all the people who helped me succeed – my friends, family, teachers and above all God Almighty without whom all this would not have been possible today. For the next step in my academic journey, my gratitude goes to Overseer Chinyemba and Light Christian College for awarding me an academic scholarship at this vibrant, interactive institution.
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