Mayor lauds school’s top scor­ers

At­ti­tude and val­ues mat­ter

South Waikato News - - NEWS - By MATHEW GROCOTT

Tak­ing time out from de­bat­ing roads and toi­lets last week the South Waikato District Coun­cil opened its meet­ing by recog­nis­ing the achieve­ments of five For­est View High School stu­dents.

The year 9 stu­dents had at­tained more than 380 merit points dur­ing the school year. The points are given by teach­ers to stu­dents for fol­low­ing the school’s val­ues, pos­i­tive at­ti­tudes and com­plet­ing their work.

South Waikato District Mayor Neil Sin­clair said the high school had in pre­vi­ous years given awards to stu­dents who at­tained more than 280 points.

The ef­forts of the five stu­dents, Kait­lyn Brooks, Cameron Pearce, Rachel Durie, Leonie Nu­groho and Sarah Cot­ton, in each scor­ing a fur­ther 100 points or more was un­prece­dented Mr Sin­clair said.

He gave each stu­dent a may­oral award of dis­tinc­tion recog­nis­ing their ef­forts.

As Mr Sin­clair pre­sented the awards he told one stu­dent to con­tinue her hard work as he ex­pected to shake her hand sev­eral times in the next few years.

The group’s sole male, Cameron Pearce, was chal­lenged to en­cour­age other boys at the school to match his ef­forts next year.

RECOG­NISED: South Waikato District Mayor Neil Sin­clair with For­est View High School stu­dents (from left) Kait­lyn Brooks, Cameron Pearce, Rachel Durie, Leonie Nu­groho and Sarah Cot­ton.

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