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Springs learner a Gauteng top achiever

Rujean Henri du Plessis is not only the best-performing learner of Springs Boys' High School’s Class of 2021, but he was also recently recognised as one of Gauteng’s top achievers. “I was at work when I got the news, and I felt elated. I was in disbelief initially, but the excitement soon overcame me,” he

Rujean Henri du Plessis is not only the best-performing learner of Springs Boys’ High School’s Class of 2021, but he was also recently recognised as one of Gauteng’s top achievers.
“I was at work when I got the news, and I felt elated. I was in disbelief initially, but the excitement soon overcame me,” he said.
Rujean and other excelling learners from all over the province were invited by MEC Panyaza Lesufi to Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre in Boksburg for the prestigious event.
“It was about celebrating the achievements of the Gauteng Class of 2021 and the various schools that enjoyed outstanding achievements,” added Rujean.
He won an award as the top learner in business studies. He scored full marks in the subject, and his overall average was 92.6%.

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“My favourite subject was mathematics. I found the process of solving complicated problems with a system intriguing, and I loved the joy that accompanies finally solving a challenging problem,” he said.
He said it was important to always do homework.
“The regular practice it offered played an indisputably large role in my success. It is also important to set aside some time to study in advance for everything.
“Studying the day before a test or exam is simply inadequate for a thorough understanding of the material. It required sacrificing something else I would have otherwise loved to do.

Rujean Henri du Plessis wrote his final matric exams in 2021 at Springs Boys’ High School.

“It is vital that one prioritises tasks correctly, taking into account what each activity will contribute to you in the future, and to what degree. Patience is rewarded.”
The star learner did not really participate in extramural activities beyond the occasional Olympiad.
He has his sights set on a degree in financial accounting.
“I will be studying further at Unisa while working. My dream is to become a chartered accountant,” he said.
In encouraging learners, Rujean believes it is important to remember that God does not expect us to do what we cannot do.
“If a task is set before you, it can be done. There is only one obstacle between you and success – yourself.
“You are the determining factor. The attitude you have toward your work will allow you to soar to unfathomable heights, but it can also bring about your failure.

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“It is, therefore, vital that you maintain a positive attitude about schoolwork and studying. This kind of attitude, one that does not despise work, is not an overnight phenomenon.
“It is cultivated through the continued conscious decision to behave and act in such a manner that promotes success.
“A person becomes more like what and who they spend time with, so it is crucial that you surround yourself with people, tasks and things that are conducive to cultivating this kind of attitude.
“Ultimately, this kind of attitude will give you strength when you are weak. It will allow you to work hard and study when the temptation of doing something else seems too great.
“It will push you to finish, even though the little hours of the morning approach,” he concluded.

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