Jennifer Everett - One of our Saints achievers on International Women's Day
Jennifer is one of our matric students who we recognise on International Women's Day for her enormous contribution to St Stithians Girls' College.
Jennifer joined the College in grade 4 at the Girls' Prep and has really taken up all of the opportunities that have presented themselves in this phenomenal school. In this, her matric year , she is our current 1st team water polo captain who has played in the 1st team since the Stayers tournament in her grade 8 year. Her 1st team are unbeaten and are ranked no.1 in SA. Jennifer has represented Gauteng water polo for 7 years and has her SA U17 colours for representing her country at the EU Nations cup in Bruno, Czech Republic in her grade 11 year. She is also the 1st team netball Goalkeeper, a position she has held since grade 10.
Jennifer has time for cultural activities too and plays the flute in the prestigious school orchestra conducted by Mr Eddie Clayton. She was recently honoured to perform a solo piece in the performance at the Orchestra festival at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy. She is the deputy head of the school orchestra and is busy honing her musical skills with her grade 7 ABRSM (Royal School of Music) flute practical examination preparations. She still has time to perform weekly in chapel as part of the Chapel Ensemble.
Leadership and service are also in her blood and in spite of her massive extramural load, she still found time this half term to serve on the planning team for the Round Square International conference hosted by St Stithians Girls' College. She holds her Bronze President's award and is one of the College's official school photographers, giving of her time to capture the many functions that take place at Saints.
Jennifer is 0.7% away from her Academic Colours award, this is something she is working towards for her preliminary examinations in September and of course her finals in November. She plans to study Occupational Therapy at UCT or St Andrew's University in Scotland.
Jennifer loves to read and as we can see, really enjoys being at school. History and English are her two favourite subjects and she is fascinated to learn about past global conflicts such as the Cold War. The Eastern European history and visual art tour she was part of in 2018, would have been a highlight for this passion of hers.
Not only is Jennifer a very busy, high achieving student, she is also a fantastic ambassador for the College and a student who we are very proud to send out into the world, to make a difference.