2014 Matric Achiever Chooses UKZN Above the Rest
Danville Girls High’s Ms Divina Govender, who scored seven distinctions and a 93.14% aggregate in the 2014 National Senior Certificate examinations in 2014, will pursue a degree in Electronic Engineering at UKZN.
One of the most important achievements during Govender’s school life was when she received the honour of a white blazer - only the 13th awarded in the school’s history.
‘The award I am most proud of is the white blazer. This is the highest honor awarded to any pupil at my school. Having been awarded honors for national colors in chess and academics, I received the white blazer issued for only the 13th time in the school’s 47-year history. I was also fortunate enough to receive many distinguished awards in my matric year one of which was the proxime accessite (runner up to dux),’ said Govender
Her passion has always been in the sciences and her dream of being an Engineer started when she was just six years old and mathematics and physics were her favorite subjects. ‘I am aware of how difficult such a degree is and I am always up for a challenge. In addition, I would like to make some impact on the world even if it is in a small way. I dream of helping develop and shape the world through innovative thinking. Pursuing a degree in engineering, which encourages innovative thinking and problem-solving, is the first step towards that.’
With her parents as her role models, Govender knows exactly what she wants to achieve. ‘I am always striving to be the best person I can be. Naturally my main goal in life is to be happy and content and I believe the only way to do that is focus on oneself. That is why I try to be the best me, not better than anyone else but simply the best me I can be at the time.’
Govender enjoys composing music, drawing and story writing. However, she has a big interest in technology and the latest gadgets on the market.