Theveshan Chetty who matriculated from Solvista Secondary School.
Theveshan Chetty of Solvista Secondary School excelled academically throughout his schooling career.
Consequently, his performance in the 2018 matric examinations was nothing less than what was expected of him – a full house with seven distinctions.
Theveshan obtained distinctions in English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, Life Sciences, Physical Science, Information Technology and Life Orientation and also made a clean sweep at his school’s awards day, scooping nine awards including the coveted Dux award, the Good Fellowship and Sports Person awards.
He successfully represented his province at the PHOESSA U17 Soccer Tournament in Pietermaritzburg in 2015 and country at debates in India in 2016.
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“I have always known what I wanted in life and worked conscientiously in order to achieve it. During my matric year, I dedicated time to my studies and often stayed up till the early hours of the morning. I never left studying for the last minute, so preparations began at the beginning of the morning. I never left studying for the last minute, so preparations began at the beginning of the year. My sincere gratitude goes out to my parents, family, friends and teachers, especially Mrs V Naidoo of Brailsford Primary for constantly motivating and assisting me to reach my goals,” he said.
The youngster also extended his special thanks to his tutors, Mr D Ramnarain, for Mathematics and Physical Science and Mr A Hariparsad for helping him achieve the elusive distinction in Afrikaans.
“Above all, I thank God for my achievements over the years. My advice to matric pupils would be to work consistently, reduce socialising but take time off to relax every now and then,” added Theveshan, who intends on pursuing a career in Chemical Engineering.