Awards for college pupils
Scholarships, Service and Major School Awards: Te Awamutu Business and Professional Women Elsie Russell Study Award, Jossie Fonoti; Te Awamutu College Rogers Charitable Trust Tertiary Scholarship, Lauren Otto; Vetora Tertiary Scholarship, Nikita Beck; NZ School of Tourism Scholarship, Michelle Burt; Victoria University Tangiwai Scholarship for Excellence, Adriana Vasinca, David Johnstone Charitable Trust Scholarship, Elyse Fleming; University of Otago Leaders of Tomorrow Entrance Scholarship, Kaitlin Boddie, Chloe Schwass; University of Waikato Manaaki Tangata Scholarship, Amylee Temese; University of Waikato Te Paewai o Te Rangi Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Ruth Stokes; Manaia Cup for Academic Excellence — Top Ma¯ori Year 11 Student, Elijah Garratt; Bouma Trophy for Academic Excellence — Top Year 11 Student, Bert Downs; Kia Kaha Trophy for Academic Excellence — Top Ma¯ori Student Year 12, Paetyn Bailey; The Poot Cup for Academic Excellence — Top Year 12 Student, Emily Shaw; Nga Kete o Te Wa¯ nanga Trophy for Top Academic Ma¯ori Student Year 13, Starsha Bird. Alison Clarke Memorial Award for Top International Student: Amelia Clayton.
Amelia fully immersed herself at Te Awamutu College. She took part in the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Competition, performed in the school production Rock of Ages, participated in the Waikato Culinary Fare and was an enthusiastic competitor for Melrose House. Amelia received the Deans’ Award in Term 1 for receiving the most Praise Postcards for Year 12. Her teachers commented on her maturity, great work ethic and enthusiasm. She has attained all her NCEA Level 2 credits attempted.
Trebilco Cup for General Excellence Year 12 — academic, sports, culture, participation and service: Tegan Walmsley.
Tegan has topped Economics and Sports Science this year and has attained all 76 Level 2 credits she has attempted, 63 at Excellence level. She has been extensively involved in wider school life as a valued member of the 2018 Ball, Health, SADD and Service Committees. As a Keep Cool Mentor Tegan made a real impact on the life of her mentee. She has been mature, conscientious and understanding.
Tegan was a member of the Premier Girls Lacrosse Team, the College Ski Team and competed at both the Waikato and North Island Secondary Schools Showhunter Championships, winning the North Island title.
Te Awamutu Business and Professional Women Trophy for Initiative and Enterprise: Teri Hedges.
Teri was chairperson of the Environment Committee. They organised Enviro Week, which had a range of activities promoting “environment friendly” or “green” messages. She was an active and valuable member of the Ball, Health, Service and Year 13 Camp Committees and took part in Rock of Ages.
Waipa¯ District Council Service to the Community Award: Jess Sinclair.
Jess was a competent and reliable chairperson of the 2018 Service Committee, leading and delegating. The committee selected three humanitarian/charitable causes for mufti days — Camp Twitch, Ronald McDonald Houses and Cancer Society NZ, raising valuable funds and awareness. Jess also arranged volunteers to run a free sausage sizzles at Parent Teacher Evenings.
Te Awamutu Masonic Lodge’s Trophy for Excellent Contribution to the School: Rosie Numan.
Rosie proved to be a reliable chairperson of the 2018 Ball Committee, displaying the ability to be not only a leader, but also an effective team member. She devoted considerable time and effort to planning and preparations. The committee organised the myriad of elements required for the “Enchanted Garden” Ball.
Rosie was co-leader of Selwyn House and was an outstanding Keep Cool mentor for the last two years and she has made a significant difference to her mentees.
Rosie was also a valuable and dedicated member of the Camp, Service and Sport Committees. She was a member of the Premier Girls lacrosse team for the last three years and has participated in and contributed to Stage Challenge or school productions since Year 9.
Rotary Shield for Service to the School — Girls’ Shield: Leah Belfield.
Leah was 2017 Sportsperson of the Year and this year won the Tataurangi Family Trophy for her outstanding deeds in athletics.
She was a Girls Athletics Champion for the last five years as she has moved through the grades. This year she was also Senior Girls Cross Country Champion.
In Years 9 and 10 she was named Most Outstanding Netball Player and she was a member of the Premier team in Years 11 and 12.
Leah was part of Equestrian team in Years 9 to 11, she has played volleyball for the school since Year 10 and has also been a key member of the Girls Rugby First XV for the last four years.
She was a fine Head Student this year, is pleasant and mature, has a positive outlook and is a great role model to other students.
She and her fellow head students took the lead on a number of initiatives and tasks throughout 2018. Rotary Shield for Service to the School — Boys’ Shield: Kaleb Roberts.
Kaleb has been a fine Head Student in 2018, he has a pleasant and positive manner, sets himself goals and is supportive of others. He and his fellow head students took the lead on a number of initiatives and tasks throughout 2018.
Kaleb has worked his way from U55kg Rugby in Year 9 to 2nd XV to 1st XV in 2018. He captained the Premier Boys lacrosse team this year and has played volleyball for the College for the last two years. In 2018 he has represented the school at King Country and Waikato Athletics competitions. Kaleb has mana and a quiet dignity. He has been a great role model for other students and an ambassador for the school.
RSA Peace Scholarship for contribution, service and leadership — girls’ scholarship: Adriana Vasinca (see front page story).
RSA Peace Scholarship for contribution, service and leadership — boys’ scholarship: Dalton Hargreaves.
Dalton has been a fine Head Student in 2018 and with his fellow head students took the lead on a number of initiatives and tasks throughout 2018.
He has a pleasant and positive manner and impressed people he worked with — staff and residents — on his Gateway placement at Highfield Home and Hospital. He has been a great ambassador for the school, participating in wider school life events since Year 10 when he took part in the WSS Gymsports and the Ultimate Frisbee Team.
He was a member of the Senior Boys Volleyball Team for the last three years and this year was a member of the Premier Boys Lacrosse Team.
Dalton is seen as an enthusiastic competitor and a very good role model. General Excellence Cup Year 13 for ship for academic, sports, culture, participation and service: Adriana Vasinca (see front page story).
Mexted Cup for Promime Accessit — sponsored by Vetora: Kaitlin Boddie. Ag Freeman Medal for Dux Litterarim — sponsored by Canon: Adriana Vasinca. Cultural and Special Awards:
Sean Embling Trophy for Contribution to Music in Year 11, Bert Downs; Page Trophy for Most Improved Vocalist, Lachlan Oosterman; Berquist Trophy for Vocalist of the Year, Mikey Jordan; Mad Cow Drum Award for Most Improved Drummer, Sterling Ward; George Brooks Trophy for Most Improved Musician, Bryn-Louis Brooks; Derbyshire Trophy for Instrumental Soloist, Jessica Robinson; Rob Pye Trophy for Outstanding Pianist, Ruth Stokes; Hamilton Piano Award for Musical Performance, Royce Jeffocoat; The Owen Joyce Cup for Contribution to Music, Chloe Schwass; Senior Speech Cup, Spencer Nelson; Drama Department Award for Outstanding Performance — Senior, Te Kapamana Wakii Crown; The Little Theatre Cup for Contribution to Drama for Lighting Design and Sound; Shawna Chettleburgh; Outstanding Technical Support for School Production and Events, Tim Parkinson; Baird Trophy for Outstanding Contribution to Dance, Rosie Numan; Emma Awards for the Arts (outstanding achievement, contribution and leadership): Visual arts, Kate Hill; Drama; Adriana Vasinca; Music, Royce Jeffcoat; Dance, Brooklyn Kennedy.
Significant Leadership of Ma¯ori and Pasifika Achievement and Success, Lennyx Ballard, Jossie Fonoti, Deanna Heke, Cheyenne Murray, Sarah Peehikuru, Edan Reilly, Zion Whakaruru.
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2018 head students and major award winners, from left: Dalton Hargreaves (Sports Excellence Badge, RSA Peace Scholarship), Kaleb Roberts (Most Outstanding Player Boys Lacrosse, Sports Excellence Badge, Rotary Shield for Service to the School) and Leah Belfield (Te Awamutu College Trophy — Senior Girls Athletic Champion, McFall Cup — Senior Girls Cross Country Champion, Linton Cup — Best Female Athlete, Gordon Cup — Best All Round Athlete, Hey Trophy for Success at Waikato Secondary Schools Sports Events, Sanders Trophy — Most Outstanding Girls Rugby Player, Sports Excellence Badge, Tataurangi Family Trophy for Outstanding Performance in an Individual Sport, Rotary Shield for Service to the School).
Retiring teacher Bill Crombie presents his new award — The Bill Crombie Cup for Mathematics and Statistics — to Rosie Numan. Bill has contributed 22 years to Te Awamutu College over two teaching stints and is recognised as an outstanding Mathematics and Statistics teacher, and also contributed as Assistant Head of Mathematics, been a specialist classroom teacher, a Dean and taken students for chess, golf and cricket. Rosie also received the Baird Trophy for Outstanding Contribution to Dance and Te Awamutu Masonic Lodge’s Trophy for Excellent Contribution to the School.
Te Awamutu College recognised 40 years of service by Graphics and Design teacher Noel Cox with the introduction of a new cup to be awarded to the top student of Level 3 Graphics and Design. Noel is pictured presenting the Noel Cox Cup to inaugural recipient Sam Foster. Noel is described as an outstanding teacher and someone who has given loyal and dedicated service in lots of other areas, as a Dean, helping year camps and subject and sporting trips and as the school’s bus controller.