FRIDAY the 13th is considered an unlucky day in Western superstition but this was not the case for Hoërskool De Vos Malan pupils in King William’s Town last week.
Hundreds of pupils were rewarded for their excellence, perseverance and outstanding performances in sport, arts and culture during a special awards ceremony held in the school hall. The ceremony was well attended by parents and pupils.
They were issued with certificates as token of appreciation by school principal Riana Mostert and members of her school’s management team.
De Vos Malan educator Japie Naude congratulated and commended all those who received awards and thanked the parents for their overwhelming support throughout the year.
He also thanked his school for hosting the event that motivates and encourages pupils who are going the extra mile for their institution.
Head girl Rianè Mostert will pursue a career in teaching next year and received certificates for the most consistent field athlete and best female athlete of the year.
She represented her school at provincial level in discuss and shot put.
An elated Wanita Seekoei, also in Grade 12, walked away with accolades for the first-team netball captain and best attacking player.
“This was the goal I set at the end of last year and I have no words to describe how I feel about the achievement,” Seekoei said.
“I see myself in the next 10 years playing netball for my country where everyone will watch and follow me on national television.”
Khakalethu Bobhi excelled in athletics and rugby and was rewarded with three certificates for his efforts.
The awards are for the most consistent track athlete, best male track athlete and best back line rugby player.
Bobhi represented his school in 200m and 400m at provincial level and played at centre position for the rugby first team and attributed his success to the hard work, dedication and commitment his coach Brian Felix has instilled in him.