Chloe Vincent28 September 2022
Peacemaker, sports coach, youth mentor and aspiring psychologist – Chloe Vincent, Curro Hillcrest Class of 2018, is certainly an inspiration for many South Africans; even though she is all the way in Hamilton, New Zealand.
Soon after matriculating, Chloe emigrated with her family. ‘[This] was an exciting time but an extremely difficult process and adjustment period,’ Chloe explains, and we can certainly understand why. South Africa, and Curro Hillcrest, was her home for such a long time and she has many fond memories. ‘My first memory of high school is the orientation trip we went on before school started. I remember being initiated and having to jump in the pool while singing Katy Perry's 'Roar' … good times.’
The fun did not stop there. Chloe remembers really enjoying school plays and participating in galas. She remembers History lessons in the winter sun and class parties in Grade 10 Business Studies. Her matric dance was also an amazing night, amongst many other highlights. ‘Our teachers put so much effort into making [the dance] special. Prank day was also so much fun, as well as school camps, even “Vasbyt” had its moments,’ Chloe exclaims.
The family is now happily settled in New Zealand and after taking a break from her studies in 2020, Cloe is back to the books and currently enrolled at the University of Waikato, studying towards her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Her inspiration throughout has remained her parents. ‘They've sacrificed a lot for my siblings and me. I really admire their strength, their generosity, and the wisdom that they share.’
Today, Chloe is striving towards her goal of working with children living in refugee camps, but South Africa is still close to her heart and her hope is that ‘South Africa would know peace and restoration’. We look forward to seeing how she will change the world for the better.