UNION HIGH SCHOOL Prize-giving celebrates success
The annual Union High School prize-giving ceremony was held in the school hall on Friday, 19 October.
The guest of honour, Moira Light, who graciously presented the prizes to those being recognised, was introduced by Head of Department, Nelia Read.
Light has two children, Rebecca and Matthew, who have matriculated at Union High, and is married to Derek, who is Chairman of the Union High Development Trust.
David Langmead, Chairman of the School Governing Body, presented his welcoming speech and reported on the activities of the Governing Body after which the Headmaster, William Pringle, presented his annual report.
It was a glittering occasion where the many achievements and triumphs, and those who simply work hard behind the scenes, throughout the year were recognised.
In addition, a number of Grade 12 learners who intend studying at tertiary institutions next year received bursaries for further studies.
A highlight of the evening was the announcement of the head prefects of the school for 2019.
The entire Union community was unanimous in their support for
Peter Watermeyer (Headboy), Jenna Mcnaughton (Headgirl), Khanya Butshingi (Deputy Headboy) and Zintle Maki (Deputy Headgirl).
The top learners in each grade are as follows: Amanda Brink (Grade 12), Yu-pei Rong (Grade 11), Laetitia Theron (Grade 10), Carmen Beaumont (Grade 9) and Hannah Bodenstein (Grade 8).
Congratulations to Rebecca Langmead, second in her grade, who was awarded the FA Kingwill Cup for All-round Achievement. She also received the UHS Prize for Music, Vrede Award for Bilingualism, the UHS Prize for Life Orientation, the UHS Prize for Business Studies, the UHS Prize for English and the NCW Cup for Grade 10 to 12 (Culture).