From Incepto ne Desistam to Veritas. From Westville Boys’ High School 2016 to Harvard University 2021.
Our very special congratulations to Sasasa Dlamini on his acceptance to Harvard University in the United States of America for 2017. Sasasa excelled in his NSC exams attaining 7 distinctions. He was a member of the senior KZN Debating Team and was awarded the Leadership through Service and Trust Scholarship at Speech Night at the end of 2016.
Sasasa, who did not mention to his parents that he was applying, says that it is lengthy process to apply, which took him six months to prepare his application. This included four motivation essays, a Skype interview and the SAT’s test (which is the admission test for American Universities.)
He will be studying Economics and Philosophy and is passionate about finding new ways of creating jobs when he returns to South Africa.
Headmaster Trevor Hall said that he was not surprised Sasasa was accepted. “It is not all about distinctions. People with perfect scores have been rejected. Sasasa is an all-round person. He is academic, achieving straight A’s; he was also very involved in cultural activities, representing the school at provincial level in debating and also participated in many sports.”
For a 17 year old, this honour is almost unheard of and we congratulate Sasasa and wish him every success in the years ahead.
To access the full interview conducted on Saturday, click here: http://www.iol.co.za/news/matric-results/harvard-place-for-westville-matriculant-7347644