Tuesday December 26 2017
Saluting Ellesmere’s talented juniors THE RIKI Ellison Memorial Hall at Ellesmere College was packed with parents, students and teachers for the junior prize-giving. Students Lucy Barns, Emma Frandi, Emma Johnson, Margarida Dias, Ione Dennis and Lennox Dunn received top academic awards. Awards: •Lucy Barns - First in year 7 for academic excellence. Lucy likes english, mathematics and science. She plays basketball and represents the Canterbury under-13 girls team. She also plays netball for the school and Dunsandel. She likes to play the
guitar and ukulele. She hopes to become a paediatrician. •Emma Frandi - First in year 8 for academic excellence. At school she likes mathematics and plays netball. Out of school she plays netball for the Ellesmere club. •Emma Johnson - First in year 9 for academic excellence. Her favourite subjects are english, mathematics, science, social studies and physical education. She played a lead role in the school’s recent production Into the Woods JR. Her interests are music (plays piano and euphonium). She
plays in the Selwyn Youth Band. Other interests are tramping, tennis, netball and basketball. In the future she would like to be a professional engineer or a nurse. •Margarida Dias - First in year 10 for academic excellence. At school, her favourite subjects are DVC, science and mathematics. She pursues excellence in everything she does. Her interests are guitar
SCHOOLS and singing. She capably led her class in a recent waiata. Margarida likes football and plays for the mainland under-17 football team in Wellington and was not at the prize-giving because of this. In the future she would like to study to be a vet, a professional engineer or an architect. •Ione Dennis, Lennox Dunn - Tupu Award for whanua spirit. The award recognises students who supported their whanau in competitions, demonstrated leadership and were involved in all activities. Administration support teacher Lindsay Cook said
the award is hotly contested and in the past has gone to a single recipient. Ione loves art, mathematics, sport, especially netball. Other interests are playing netball for Southbridge, school volleyball and touch. In the future Ione wants to do something with art or science. Lennox loves physical education, history and hanging out with friends. His other interests are rugby, touch, ballet and he swims for the Southbridge Swim Club. Lennox’s future ambitions are to be a dancer.
BRIGHT FUTURES: Students Emma Frandi, Lucy Barns and Emma Johnson. (Above) – Ione Dennis and Lennox Dunn.
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Community News 26-12-17