Our 2022 Honours Blazer recipient Jason Bailie, unsurprisingly, got a full house of eight distinctions in his matric exams.
The results confirmed that he was one of the most outstanding all-rounders the school has seen. This achievement was the cherry on top of the cake after his stellar performances on, and off stage, for the Performing Arts Society last year, and his domination of the local leagues in the sport of Orienteering.
There was no secret to his academic success, Jason said. “I had to work very, very hard. Visual Art was by far the hardest. It took up the greatest amount of my time. In comparison, the other subjects were not a burden and I really enjoyed studying for them,” he said.
Jason readily acknowledges the role that his faith played. “There were challenges, and I felt low at times. I would pray for the strength to keep going then and that got me trough.”
Jason will be studying Mechanical Engineering at Wits this year, but he will still be around at Jeppe. He has already been busy with passing on his love and knowledge of Orienteering to the younger boys at the school and will be coaching the sport this year.
Jason is an inspiration to everyone. His achievements at the school are unlikely to be emulated any time soon.