By Angela Motsepe

She has been selected by her community not for fame or being popular. She has taken it upon herself to lead her community in a right path by conducting projects that will benefit her entire community. Her recent project was for the benefit of the youth, the youth is the future. If we invest in the youth the future not perish.

It is no secret that English is certainly not our mother tongue, although English is now a universal language. Young ones are always encouraged to practice and learn the language. The first week of September was dedicated to literacy, it has been declared as literacy week.

On the 05th of September Lerato Dladla who is the official Miss Phola hosted a spelling competition at the recently built state of the art Makause Combined School. The competition was attended by local learners from various schools.

The sagacity spelling competition is born from a passion to help learners improve their vocabulary and to also improve their spelling as well as to develop the correct usage of the English language in order for them to gain confidence.

Miss Phola is determined and eager to improve her community and to introduce many opportunities and activities that will greatly benefit the community. Her aim is to be a servant of her community. “A spelling competition is one of the projects I have always aspired and desired to execute,”  she said.

Participating schools were Mabande High School and Makause Combined School.  Kwenzy Potgieter and Gugu Hlakuva, both from Mabande came took first and second positions, respectively while  Mbalenhle Lenepa from Makause came out third.Lerato Dhladha known asMiss Phola 2014 with Kwenzy Potgieter, Gugu Hlakuva and Mbalenhe Lenepa