The IEB star who was never supposed to finish school

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The IEB star who was never supposed to finish school

A brain stem problem was meant to prevent her writing, but Alexandra Dumas had other ideas

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Alexandra Dumas was never supposed to finish school or even be able to write. But the pupil from St Mary’s Diocesan School for Girls, in Kloof, west of Durban, beat the odds.

The 18-year-old bagged nine distinctions in her Independent Examinations Board matric finals, and has set her sights on studying neuroscience in the US.

Dumas ranked in the top 1% in four of her subjects, and also received distinctions in advanced maths and advanced English...

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