Top English honour for Uitenhage girl

Tremaine van Aardt

A THIRST for knowledge and a love of books have resulted in 17- year-old Uitenhage pupil Micaela White being selected as one of the top 15 contestants out of 7500 entries in the 2013 De Beers English Olympiad.

Her success means she gets a place at Rhodes University to study in a faculty of her choice and receives a book prize sponsored by the South African Council of English Education in the Eastern Cape.

There is also a sponsorship by De Beers for Micaela to be a guest of the Grahamstown Foundation to attend the National Schools’ Festival in July and to take part in the final of the Olympiad.

The clever teen says learning is just something she enjoys.

“I’m not into sports, and most of my time is spent reading or debating at home and at school. I love learning and researching subjects. I feel quite lucky to have made it this far,” the Grade 11 pupil said.

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