SAHETI student beats the odds, achieves 10 distinctions

Anna Chrysostomou lives with scoliosis, but says she never let it stand in her way.

SAHETI’s Anna Chrysostomou achieved ten distinctions, the highest number of distinctions at her school. Picture: SAHETI School.

JOHANNESBURG - A Johannesburg pupil who suffers from scoliosis has beaten the odds, achieving the highest number of distinctions at her school.

Anna Chrysostomou, from SAHETI School, achieved 10 distinctions.

This morning, independent schools across the country released their matric results, which saw a pass rate of 98.3 percent.

Pupils attending government schools will know their results next week.

Chrysostomou is one at least 10,000 matrics who are receiving their results today.

The 18-year-old lives with a condition that affects her muscles and spine, but says she's never let it stand in her way.

"The only way to enjoy life and to get through it is to accept your weakness and celebrate your strengths."

Chrysostomou has a message for other children who encounter challenges during their school years.

"Always try your best at everything that you do, no matter what obstacles you're facing and be grateful for what you do have."

She says she plans to study astrophysics at Wits University next year.

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