Awards for col­lege pupils

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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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Photo / Dean Tay­lor

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).

Photo / Chloe Kay

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.

Photo / Dean Tay­lor

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.

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