GC Students Excel in National English Olympiad
This article was originally published on 6 July 2021. We have updated it to include the scholarship offers to Isabella Andrighetto and Gisela Sittmann.
Twenty senior students from Girls’ College took part in the National English Olympiad earlier this year. The theme for 2021 was “People and Personas”, and the candidates enjoyed reading and analysing a selection of interesting writings from a prescribed anthology, “This is my Story”. Thereafter, their writing skills were put to the test as they penned three pieces under examination conditions. Eight students attained Gold (80-89%) for the olympiad, with five of them placing in the Top 100 overall.
Our students have always performed well in the Olympiad, but these are certainly the best results in the last 10 years. Hundreds of schools countrywide take part in this prestigious competition, so to have five of our students place in the Top 100 is phenomenal! —Mrs Julie Arguile
Isabella and Gisela have furthermore been awarded a cash prize by the English Olympiad (a joint project of the Grahamstown Foundation and the South African Council for English Education) and scholarship by Rhodes University (RU) that covers the cost of their first year's tuition for any degree offered at the university. Rhodes awards these scholarships to the Top 42 English Home Language achievers. They are congratulated on this exceptional achievement!
Gold (80–89%), Cash Prize and Scholarship to Rhodes University
Congratulations to the following students on their excellent results:
Amber da Silva