Mayor lauds school’s top scorers
Attitude and values matter
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.