Juniors rewarded for excellence
The 2011 school year is over for Matamata College junior students and will not resume until the start of February 2012.
To round off the term the college’s annual Junior Prizegiving was held to recognise those who have excelled in their studies.
The Principal’s Trophy for the top year 9 student went to Madison Russell who also won the Hitchcock Cup for year 9 mathematics and received a merit in English, mathematics, science, social studies, art and wood technology.
The Principal’s Trophy for top year 10 student went to Kelly Petersen.
Kelly also won the Luchan Li Memorial Award for year 10 general excellence, Berris Cooper Cup for year 10 social studies and received a merit in drama, English, French, mathematics and social studies.
Many other students did well and received merits in their subjects. More top awards: Year 9 Excellence Awards: (Awarded to those who have gained 170 or more points out of the possible 208 points available in RAMPS) Alice Bird, Christy Webb, Shona Veltman, Celine Russenberger, Renee Walkerand Ashleigh Leuthard
Year 10 Excellence Awards: Anna Watkins, Phillip ten Houte de Lange, Jacob Teers, Stephen Drysdale, Michelle Palmer and Renae White Cultural Awards: Year 9 speech contest winner (J Crabb Cup): Jarrod Parker
Year 10 speech contest winner (Matamata Speech Cup): Grace Drysdale-dunn
Excellence in junior drama (Sainsbury Family Cup): Aiden O’malley
Most improved guitar player (Matamata College Guitar Trophy): Stevi Irvine
Most improved string player (Feisst Trophy): Amy Su
Most improved woodwind player (Wales Bank Trophy): Kayla White
Most improved bass player Jewellers Cup): Ella White
Hitchcock Cup for year 9 mathematics: Madison Russell
John Haeusler Award for year 9 social studies: Anzel Viljoen
Buchanan Trophy for brilliance in year 10 science: Renae White
Andrew Kilham Cup for year 10 mathematics: Phillip ten Houte de Lange
Berris Cooper Cup for year 10 social studies: Kelly Petersen and Michelle Palmer
Baxendine Trophy for year 10 French: Stephen Drysdale
The Reed Cup for excellence in year 10 art: Amber Macphail and Renae White
Winner: Madison Russell won the Principal’s Trophy for coming top of year 9. Talented: Kelly Petersen, with Principal Glenn Rowsell, won the Principal’s Trophy for coming top of year 10 at the Matamata College Junior Prizegiving.