President's Award Recipients UPDATED
Congratulations to the following girls who have obtained their bronze, silver and gold President's Award this year: (updated 9 Oct 2017 in bold)
BRONZE AWARD RECIPIENTS:
Kimberley Thackwray, Yumika Naidu, Bianca Gain, Tendai Simango, Tatum van Heerden, Kamryn Norton, Jennifer Everett, Natasha Finger, Rae Atteridge, Mariska Bester, Rochelle Weimer
SILVER AWARD RECIPIENT:
E'Jane Li, Raquel Correia, Dayna Hood, Zanele Nzau, Zanne Smit, Kamryn Norton, Jemma Thomson, Abigail Sooku.
GOLD AWARD RECIPIENTS:
Andiswa Ngwenya & Rodina Ayaya, Camryn Fenthum & Chantelle Guise-Brown
Chantelle has completed all three levels of the award. As part of her service, she started up and taught a dance class at Botshabelo nursery school for underprivileged and orphaned children every Friday afternoon. For her Bronze and Gold skill she was a member the school “SACEE” debating society. Her Silver skill was to gain her Student’s Pilot License which enables her to fly solo. Her sport was dancing. Chantelle’s adventurous journey was done in the Drakensberg. Her residential project was done while on exchange in Colombia during which she collected supplies and built a library for the tribal community children in Valencia.
Rodina has completed all three levels of the award. Her adventurous journeys for the three levels have been in Parys, at Bush School and a four day hike in Kaapsehoop. Her community service was done at Garden Village, the Randburg Library and Witkoppen Clinic. Rodina’s skill was her weekly piano lessons. For her sport section, Rodina played netball. For the final component of the gold level, Rodina served the community by joining the Boys' College in helping an organisation supporting children affected by HIV/AIDS in Soweto by gardening, painting, cooking and interacting with children.
Camryn completed her Gold President's Award in July 2017. Some of her highlights included going on Saints Trek during which she did her hike and her residential project. Her residential project consisted of organizing a place of worship for the local community in Tzaneen by painting the walls, clearing the outside area, clearing litter, fitting doors and windows and building shelves. Her hike was a five day adventurous journey up the Iron Crown. Camryn completed most of her community service hours at the Garden Village Old Age Home. Her sports included participating in club swimming as well as swimming for the school team. Her skill was AP maths for 2 hours each week at school.
Camryn quotes: “The President's Award requires hard work, dedication and determination but it is very rewarding. It was challenging at times but it has shaped me into an all-rounded individual. I recommend it to everyone”.
Andiswa has completed all three levels of the Award. Her adventurous journey was at Magoebaskloof and was done through Chameleon Adventures. Her sport was netball. Andiswa did AP Maths and piano lessons for her skill section. Her community service was done mainly at Kids Haven but she also contributed towards the community by making soups. Andiswa did her residential project at Sugar Bay where she went on a training course to be a counsellor. She spent her time there looking after children and doing activities. Whilst there she also completed a course in first aid.