Star pupil intends to serve humanity

KZN premier, Willies Mchunu (right) hands over an accolade to Shenise Singh at an awards ceremony held at the Durban's ICC, last week. He is joined by other dignitaries.

After bagging seven distinctions in the NSC Matric Examinations and being placed fifth in KZN and achieving first position in the Pinetown district, bright and bubbly, Shenise Singh, plans to pursue a career of studying medicine.

The 17-year-old produced outstanding results after obtaining seven distinctions in Mathematics, Engineering Graphics and Design, Afrikaans, English, Life Science and Life Orientation.

The dedicated and hardworking pupil of Greenbury Secondary School plans to further her tertiary education in medicine at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. In an interview with the Cornubia and Phoenix Sun Newspapers, Singh shared her future aspirations.

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“This is a real dream come true for me and I hope to continue striving for excellence as I move into a different environment this year. It is very important that I thank my parents, friends and teachers who have always throughout my schooling career motivated me to achieve my dreams. Today, I am excited and grateful to gain the results needed to study medicine. My plan is to open my own practice which can be used to help the sickly and disadvantage members of the community,” she said.

The go-getter was inspired from a young age to be a doctor and help those in need. “I have always been amazed by the human anatomy. Pursuing this field will give me more insight and expertise which can be used to help and empower others. My aim is to help the poor and serve humanity to the best of my ability in the future,” she said.

Singh would like to encourage other matriculants to always stay true and focus on their curriculum from day one. “Start working with your academic subjects from day one and always focus on achieving your goals. Make sure that you do not over stress yourself by balancing your life style. Put in the hard work now and I promise you that it will be rewarding in the end,” she said.

Candice George

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