Bearing the fruit of the year

24 November 2020 | Education

Unotjiua Tjaverua



A reward is always welcomed with both hands for all the hard work, sweat and sleepless nights studying for tests and exams. Otjiwarongo Secondary School strives towards excellent education and high grades and therefore makes time to acknowledge learners who step out of their comfort zone to achieve the best grades and also to uplift the school.

The grade 12 prize-giving ceremony was hosted on 28 October and another ceremony was hosted for the grade 11 learners the following day.

The overall top achievers in grade 12, in ranking order, for ordinary level are Tevin Sabatha, Kesia Bezuidenhout, George Halweendo, Erikson Joseph, Julie Niedel, Venongore Matundu, Johan Vermeulen and Daniella Kandundu.

Three top achievers were also recognised in the higher level category and these are Jakobina Johannes, Wilko Von Hacht and Heimo Basson.

For the grade 11 ceremony, the school hall was beautifully decorated. At first it was dark because all learners had to enter with candles in their hands. A church service was held by a well-known pastor among the school community. A choir of girls introduced the Holy Spirit with amazing worship songs and so the grade 11s praised the Lord.

Our astonishing school choir took the stage to grace the congregation with sweet melodies. Right after the choir took their seats, teachers were called up by the master of ceremonies to hand out the prizes.

Congratulations are in order for Annelise Nghixulo, Sylvia Ndatinda, Kara De Wet, Tjijandjeua Mutjavikua, Roy Muyoba, Winnie Mberi, Annemie Harms, Emily Manjara, Janneke Rothman and Timothy Liebenberg.

After all learners had received their prizes, the school principal gave a short, sweet and heart-warming speech. The student representative council for 2021 was also introduced.

Overall, this year wasn’t a walk in the park, but being able to make it to the stage was a great achievement and the greatest gift these learners could give to themselves.

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