Herald Matric of the Year winner one of 24 to dine with Angie

THE Herald Matric of the Year Lyle Ressouw came in third place in the country for maths and was one of 24 top-achieving matriculants invited to Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga’s gala dinner last night – recognition his teachers and parents deemed richly deserved.

Also flying the Eastern Cape flag high last night were East London’s Selborne College matriculant Rohin Jain and Cofimvaba’s St James Senior Secondary pupil Luvo Luzipho, who were first and second place respectively in maths and science.

Luzipho was also named top matric pupil in Quintile 3, which falls under the poorer no-fee paying schools.

Muir College Boys’ High School matriculant Ressouw, 18, who was named The Herald Matric of the Year in October, was shocked awake by the excited screams of his family while on holiday in Jeffreys Bay on Saturday, following the telephonic invitation which his father, Bernard, received on his cellphone.

 – Zandile Mbabela

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