2 August 2017 – With a 96.14 percent average, Stehaan van Jaarsveld is far from an average learner. In fact, he has been challenged by Headmaster Chris Thomas to finish first in the Free State in the end of year matric exams.
Describing himself as nervous and excited about the prospect of achieving that feat, he said on Tuesday: “It is something I would really like to do for myself, as well as for the school and my teachers and my parents. It is a goal I have worked towards for a while now. But if I don’t get it, I am not going to beat myself up about it.”
Stehaan recently participated in the National Maths Olympiad with fellow matric pupil Tony Yu. He has previously contested international maths Olympiads as a member of a South African team.
Stehaan van Jaarsveld and Tony Yu represented Saint Andrew’s in the National Maths Olympiad