College students honoured at prizegiving
The Pride of Pehu!
Waiopehu College’s Senior Prizegiving on Wednesday this week was an evening of celebration as students scored a number of top honours. It is always exciting to see hard work rewarded with success and the academic achievements of our students were recognised by an auditorium packed full of parents, fellow students and distinguished guests. A number of our Year 13 leavers now move onto tertiary study, in many cases supported by significant scholarships from Universities throughout New Zealand. We would also like to acknowledge the support of Levin East Electrical who have provided a scholarship to the school for the past 16 years.
Top award winners on the night included:
• Rebekah Rowan — Dux; Horowhenua Scholarship Award; Levin East Electrical Award, University of Otago Leaders of Tomorrow Entrance Scholarship, Dave Herries Memorial Award and the Senior Science Prize
• Ciara Nicholson — Robert Minard Scholarship (runner up to Dux); Social Science Award and the Nathan Guy Cup
• Kelly Carline — Dux Omnium Studiorum; Massey University Academy of Sport Scholarship, Phyllis & Fred Sullivan Scholarship and the Physical Education Award
• Janae Whakarau — Dux Ludorum
• Zoe Carline — Top Scholar in Year 12
• Kate Nicholson — Top Scholar in Year 11
Rebekah Rowan was crowned Dux for 2018 and was presented with the Ka¯ kahu (feathered cloak) that had been lovingly woven by Te Uira Kerehoma and Sue Tucker (first presented in 2017). A special part of the evening’s proceedings was the presentation of a taonga to both Te Uira and Sue for the gift of the Ka¯ kahu in 2017.
The College also took the opportunity to farewell staff members who are moving on, with two long-serving members of staff — Linda Sherlock and Anthony Kennedy, receiving special acknowledgement. The 2019 Student Executive Team was also announced on the night and included Head Students Jazzmyn MackieRitchie and Josh McCartney, and Deputy Head Students Miah Marsters-Sasa and Henry Fonoti.
2019 Head and Deputy Students — left to right — Henry Fonoti (Deputy HB), Jazzmyn Mackie-Ritchie (Head Girl), Miah MarstersSasa (Deputy HG) and Josh McCartney (Head Boy).
Ciara Nicholson with the Robert Minard Scholarship as runner up to Dux from Deputy Principal Linda Sherlock.
Rebekah Rowan, Waiopehu College Dux 2018 with Mark Robinson Principal.