GHS girls scoop awards for 2015


THE Girls’ High School prize giv­ing was, as usual, the high­light of the year with Richard Ed­kins as guest speaker. The ma­jor prize win­ners were: The Non-No­bis Award and the Queenswood tro­phy: Jes­sica Beal-Pre­ston; The Cockin Cup for the Dux Scholar, the Leslie Tro­phy and the Star in the East Lodge prize for aca­demic achieve­ment and the Freda Spence award: Elihle Mngqibisa; the DA Fonesca tro­phy for out­stand­ing com­mit­ment and con­tri­bu­tion to sport: Te­gan Bar­raud and Sarah Stone; the Op­per­man tro­phy for ex­cel­lence in her cho­sen sport: Anita Madike; the R Hayes awards for keep­ing the spirit of sports­man­ship: Te­gan Gibbens and Jo­jisam Luzipo-Adu; the Pope Cup and the Queen­stown Har­ri­ers award for best all-rounder at sport: Jes­sica Beal-Pre­ston; the Shirley Cotterrell tro­phy for in­tegrity and true con­cern for oth­ers: Du­misa Qononda; the Joan Dent me­mo­rial tro­phy for mak­ing a suc­cess of her school ca­reer: Fireweine Behre; the Les Terwin me­mo­rial tro­phy for the non-school pre­fect who did the most for the school: Lithakazi Thobeka and the House Shield to the house which gained the most house marks dur­ing the year: Groom. Can­cer aware­ness: Dur­ing Oc­to­ber GHS sup­ported can­cer aware­ness by en­cour- aging and al­low­ing the girls and staff to wear pink or black ‘Aware­ness’ bands. They also had a civvies day, wear­ing pink and black. GHS com­peted in chess against Dor­drecht High School and won the fix­ture 8-6. Con­grat­u­la­tions to Mbasa Gosa, Si­nazo Jok­weni, Lethabo Seoka, Dhrishya Thomas and Sihle Xoseni who re­ceived par­tic­i­pa­tion cer­tifi­cates af­ter en­ter­ing the NMMU Ac­count­ing Olympiad. Dhrishya Thomas was placed sec­ond in Group A and won a Gal­axy Tab 4. The Grade 12s of 2015 ended their time at the school with head girl Jes­sica Beal-Pre­ston giv­ing a mov­ing mes­sage over the in­ter­com and play­ing out with one of their favourite songs. At the Vale­dic­tory Ser­vice the matrics bade a fi­nal farewell to the school. There­after it was shirt sign­ing and tea in the Erica Danck­w­erts Hall. The brand new mem­bers of the Old Queen­sto­nia As­so­ci­a­tion en­joyed lunch to­gether for the last time be­fore their fi­nal ex­ams. The newly elected In­ter­act board was an- nounced at a din­ner hosted by the cur­rent board. Con­grat­u­la­tions to Mbasa Gosa who was elected as pres­i­dent and Ash­leigh van Oosten elected as vice-pres­i­dent. The board con­sists of Thina Makasi, Nwabisa Mal­ghas, Si­nazo Jok­weni, Thina Nt­saluba, Si­nawo Sal­man, Saskia Neeth­ling, Sambe­siwe Ndubela and Asemahle Pupuma. The Xhosa So­ci­ety drama group and art group par­tic­i­pated in the dis­as­ter aware­ness cam­paign, or­gan­ised by the Chris Hani Dis­trict Mu­nic­i­pal­ity dis­as­ter man- age­ment team. The drama group achieved sec­ond place and the art en­try by Liyema Vali first place. Liyema’s art­work then pro­ceeded to the Chris Hani dis­trict level where she came sec­ond. Con­grat­u­la­tions to Uviwe Mbombela who was first fe­male win­ner at the na­tional SAIPA Ac­count­ing Olympiad with 100%. At a gala event in Jo­han­nes­burg she en­joyed an evening of great food, mu­sic and com­pany. “What in­spires me the most is what one can achieve through hard and ded­i­ca­tion,” she said. She was awarded a tro­phy and cer­tifi­cate for her achieve­ment and her prizes in­cluded Log­itech head­phones, wire­less mouse, blue­tooth speaker and portable charger, a back­pack with sta­tionery, a 16TB hard drive, a mobile Wi-Fi router, an iPad Mini, an HP lap­top and R10 000 to­ward univer­sity reg­is­tra­tion. Con­grat­u­la­tions to the Blood Bank peer pro­mot­ers, Asemahle Pupuma, Mila Miza, Si­nazo Jok­weni and Bongiwe Ze­nani for ex­celling at their task this year. The girls came first in the dis­trict by reach­ing their tar­get donors for next year and re­ceived cer­tifi­cates of merit as well as the float­ing tro­phy from the South African Na­tional Blood Ser­vices.


YOUNG LEAD­ERS: The Queen’s Col­lege pre­fects for 2015 are, stand­ing from left, Justin Kuyler, Luy­olo Mfithi, Siyanda Baduza, Luy­olo Da­pula, Tristan Waller, Jared Ar­ries, An­drew Li, Bulela So­tyelelwa and seated from left, Shaun Mat­tam, Mvuy­isi Kene, head...

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GREAT PER­FOR­MANCE: Carli Breed was one of Hoërskool Hangk­lip’s top per­form­ers dur­ing the re­cent prize­giv­ing. Read more on page 12

WOW! Uviwe Mbombela of GHS was placed first fe­male win­ner at the na­tional SAIPA Ac­count­ing Olympiad with 100%

HON­OURS: Top prize win­ners at GHS were, from left, Lithakazi Thobeka, Jessica Beal-Pre­ston, Elihle Mngqibisa, Du­misa Qononda and Fireweine Behre

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