Dux PD Ambassador - Tshepo Selepe
#DuxPD is super proud of our students. Amongst them, profound Tshepo Selepe - 3rd Year Actuarial Science student at Wits. Follow Sledge as he shares with us an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at moments in his #DuxStudentLife…
About Tshepo Selepe aka Sledge
My name is Tshepo Selepe. I am a 21-year-old student from Wattville - a township at Benoni, Ekurhuleni north district. I am from a family of 7 (four siblings and I am the last born). I moved to Benoni at the beginning of 2005, before then I was staying in a village called Jane Furse in Limpopo (where I was born). My sister (who was in Grade 12 at the time) was the one taking care of me while my parents were working in Gauteng. I was very excited about my arrival in Benoni, I got enrolled in a new school, which was way better than the schools in my old village. I was never particularly a top learner at school until Grade 11. I was motivated by the environment I was in (we stayed in a three-roomed house, all 7 of us), so I asked myself questions; is this where I want to be when I am an adult? How can I change it? Education was the answer. In a nutshell, I worked hard, and I got 7/7 distinctions with a 90% average in Grade 12.
My good performance led to me being awarded a scholarship from the Peermont Education Trust. I am currently studying Actuarial Science at Wits University and I am in 3rd year. Over the years I developed a passion for gym and a healthy lifestyle in general. My short-term goals (goal really) is to qualify as a General Insurance actuary within the next four years. One thing I believe in is self-motivation. Find a reason to excel at what you do, and you are halfway there.
A calm approach is essential at test and exam time:
It is very important to be aware of what you eat and drink if you want to succeed at studying.
Another reason to avoid starch:
Running a bit late is great exercise - despite the temperature:
A dark video, but the audio says it all! Reality TV at its real-est!
See what Sledge is up to today! Starting with the mundane, yet essential trip to the laundry room.
Dux Youth Development and Student Support
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The top pupil in a school or class.”