The most interesting and most exciting thing I have ever done is going to an Animal Park located in South Africa and petting a fully grown lion along with baby cubs as well.
I am from a place called Pretoria located in Gauteng, South Africa with a mother who is Zulu and a father who is Tswana. I moved to North Cross in2022.
I came to the US to be seen and have a better chance and opportunity for sport (soccer) for better education and better career options.
A quote I go by daily given to me by my mother is “the ball is in your court”.
I am a mixed culture namely Zulu and Tswana but classified as a Tswana and know how to speak five different languages out of eleven different South African languages and interestingly know how to say at least a sentence in each language.
The reason I am classified as a Tswana is because South African culture is based on what their father is classified as. An interesting fact is that you are able to be part of a culture without knowing how to speak the language but have relatives in the family that are part of the culture.
I have been playing soccer for as long as I can remember. Before eighth grade I grew up having to play soccer with neighborhood friends at a park or the side of the road as well as school soccer that would only take place once a year for three or four months. In eighth grade I was able to get chosen to play for my first official soccer team.
A quote I go by daily given to me by my previous coach is “Do not stop when you are tired, stop when you are finished”.
Above in the picture is a North Cross Journalism student who goes by the name of Didintle Dibetle. Born and raised in Pretoria South Africa but is located in Virginia United States of America for school purposes from getting an international scholarship. He is a left footed soccer player and is currently playing for the North Cross Raiders school team.