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Get To Know The Class of 2021: Hloni Mangena

Head Girl 2021

What are your hopes for Stanford Lake College as you lead the school in the year ahead?

Assisting the student body to grow in emotional intelligence and empathy. Helping transformation and diversity to grow its mission and end the year with great relationships which have been growing over the past five years.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

Receiving my Academic Honours. It’s been something I’ve been working towards / a goal of mine since Grade 8 and took a tremendous amount of hard work coupled with a whole lot of stress which all paid off in the end.

Share a memorable moment during your time at Stanford Lake College…

Taking part in the capsize drills during adventure lessons in Grade 9. My partner, Anke, and I were terrible and were struggling the whole time but we spent the entire lesson, from start to finish, laughing at how bad we were at it. Also the Noordvaal Hockey Tour in my Grade 10 year - the environment with my friends was full of laughs and light. Getting the chance to be in the same sports team as my sister was something I never thought I’d get to experience. There was never a dull moment.

What are your hobbies?

Watching movies! My best friend and I are self-acclaimed movie critics, our favourite thing to do is to exchange movies we enjoyed, then the other rates it. I enjoy playing team sports and watching cooking shows.

If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be?

Mom, Cardi B, Trevor Noah and J. Cole.

What’s your favourite movie?

Twilight and Me Before You.

What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?

The Big Swing in Graskop and the one in Zimbabwe.

If you had to describe yourself as an animal, which one would it be?

A hippo.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

I will be spiritually grounded and proud of my progress as a Christian woman. I see myself as a graduate in a field of work which I have a passion for

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