Union High School’s annual Senior Prizegiving Ceremony, held on Friday evening, 11 October, was once again a wonderful occasion for the Union learners, their families, members of the school community and staff to come together to celebrate the individual and collective achievements of Union’s learners in all areas of school life.
As the school’s pianists delivered a set of special performances, parents took their seats quietly and expectantly.
Listening to “Shallow” from the movie ‘A Star is Born’ played by Brigette Oelofsen, John Lennon and Paul McCarthy’s “Let it Be” played by Anna Pringle, “Joueur de Harpe” played by Caitrin Spence and “Comptine d’un autie ètrè” played by Jamie Jaftha, they waited to celebrate these moments of achievement with their children.
The senior choir then treated the audience to a performance of “Gaudeamus Igitur” while the members of staff entered the hall and took their seats on stage.
The audience was welcomed by Headmaster Mr William Pringle, who introduced the evening’s guest speaker, Mr David Langmead, chairman of the School Governing Body.
Following Mr Langmead’s speech, Mr Pringle then delivered the traditional Headmaster’s Address, during which he briefly sketched the achievements of the year.
The senior choir’s performance of “When you believe” by Stephen Schwartz received a resounding applause.
Once again it was after this musical interlude, that the distribution of the prizes took place. The prizes were presented by special guest Mrs Sandy McNaughton.
This was followed by vocalists Taylyn Miller and Zintle Maki, accompanied on the piano by Hannah Watermeyer, singing “You Say” by Lauren Diagle.
The highlight of the evening was the induction of the 2019/20 Head Prefects. Congratulations to Bowen Langmead (Headboy), Sakhe Booi (Headgirl), Brett Amsterdam (Deputy Headboy) and Laetitia Theron (Deputy Headgirl).
To conclude the evening, the outgoing head prefects of 2018/19, Peter Watermeyer and Jenna McNaughton, delivered a vote of thanks.
After this very inspiring and successful ceremony, it is hoped that our learners will find in the words spoken, and the experiences lived, clear points from which to chart their course.
We congratulate all of those who excelled in their academic, culture, service or sport and consequently received their well-deserved awards.
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UNION HIGH SCHOOL
2019 SENIOR PRIZEGIVING
|1st UHS Prize||Caitrin Spence|
|Vrede Award for Bilingualism||Caitrin Spence|
|St. James’ School prize for English||Caitrin Spence|
|1st GSC Rubidge Memorial Prize||Kendall Krige|
|1st GSC Rubidge Memorial Prize||Hannah Bodenstein|
|St James’ School Prize for English||Hannah Bodenstein|
|Vrede Award for Bilingualism||Hannah Bodenstein|
|St. James’ School prize for English||Melissa Swart|
|3rd||Kyle-Luke du Preez|
|Sue Wynford Trofee vir die beste leerder in Afrikaans||Kyle-Luke du Preez|
|Joan Thornton / Bobs Bremner Memorial Prize for the student obtaining the highest marks in Mathematics, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences||Hannah Watermeyer|
|1st Luckhoff Memorial Prize||James Rose-Innes|
|Vrede Award for Bilingualism||James Rose-Innes|
|Fergusson Family Prize for the Best Geography pupil||Bowen Langmead|
|UHS Prize for English||Katherine Imrie|
|1st Luckhoff Memorial Prize||Laetitia Theron|
|ACVV Prize for Afrikaans 1st Additional Language||Laetitia Theron|
|Vrede Award for Bilingualism||Laetitia Theron|
|W.A.A. Shield for the most promising Life Sciences pupil||Laetitia Theron|
|Kroon Family Prize for Physical Sciences||Laetitia Theron|
|Lauren Weyer Prize for Mathematics||Laetitia Theron|
|McGaffin Prize for Afrikaans First Additional Language||Sasha Bosch|
|Zoetvlei Prize for Geography||Ebben Johnston|
|UHS Prize for Mathematical Literacy||Christine Harris|
|FNB Cup for Computers Applications Technology||Christine Harris|
|UHS Prize for Tourism||Jemimah Mangunda|
|UHS Prize for English||Zintle Maki|
|Vrede Award for Bilingualism||Zintle Maki|
|Max Kroon Prize for Mathematics||Ethan Gedult|
|UHS Prize for Music||Jenna McNaughton|
|2nd||Sanja du Plessis|
|GB&G R.C. Prinsloo Prize for Accounting||Sanja du Plessis|
|Bloemhof Prize for Life Sciences||Sanja du Plessis|
|Old Unionite Prize for Physical Sciences||Sanja du Plessis|
|1st Luckhoff Memorial Prize||Micela Loock|
|UHS Prize for Life Orientation||Micela Loock|
|UHS Prize for Business Studies||Micela Loock|
|James Loock Cup – Academic Interhouse Daly House|
|Monks Cup for Grade 8 and 9||Caitrin Spence|
|NCW Cup for Grade 10-12||Meghan Basson|
|Geoffrey Kingwill Trophy for Chess Champion||Liano Naidoo|
|Merit certificate for best Actress in a school play||Melissa Swart|
|Merit certificate for best Actor in a school play||James Rose-Innes|
|Merit certificate for best supporting Actress in a school play||
|Merit certificate for best supporting Actor in a school play||Buchule Siloti|
|Merit Certificate of Progress in Music||Melissa Swart|
|Leon Fouche Floating Trophy for progress in Music||Brigette Oelofsen|
|Pierre van der Merwe Floating Trophy for the most outstanding Music pupil||Jenna McNaughton|
|The Fanie Bezuidenhout Memorial Trophy for the Best First-Aider||Jada Smith|
|UHS Prize for General Knowledge – Junior(Gr 8 & 9)||Brigette Oelofsen|
|UHS Prize for General Knowledge – Senior(Gr 10 – 12)||Rogan Odendaal|
ALL-ROUND ACHIEVEMENTS IN CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
|Marlene Rubidge Cultural Award for the Grade 11 who contributed most to the Cultural Activities of the School||Jade Shires|
|Senior Victor Ludorum: The Radium Cleaners Trophy||Luke McNaughton|
|Senior Victrix Ludorum: UHS Trophy||Sanja du Plessis|
Most Creditable performance on Sportsday:
E. Brodie Trophy
|Best Boy||James Potgieter|
|Best Girl||Jenna McNaughton|
|UHS Trophy U15 Girls||Drew Dobinson|
|Temlett Hockley Trophy U15 Boys||Siyamthanda Badiwe|
|Herby Arnott Trophy Open Girls||Sanja du Plessis|
|UHS Trophy Open Boys||Matthew Carelse|
|Brian Bands Sports Prize for the MOST PROMISING U15 CRICKETER||Sisipho Arnols|
|CC Prinsloo Floating Trophy for the BEST FIELDER in the 1st TEAM||Bowen Langmead|
|Wally Kingwill Trophy for the BEST BATSMAN||Jaden Brotherton|
|Alan McCabe Memorial Trophy for the BEST ALL ROUNDER||Brett Amsterdam|
|Robert Leak Shield for the BOWLER who took the most wickets during the season||Brett Amsterdam|
|Harold Wright Trophy for Interhouse Champion: Daly House|
|Tallies Agencies Sulette Damons Prize for the MOST OUTSTANDING HOCKEY PLAYER||Jenna McNaughton|
|Wagner / Wright Cup for the MOST PROMISING HOCKEY PLAYER||Jade Shires|
|Gail McArthur Trophy for the player showing the BEST SPORTSMANSHIP||Micela Loock|
|Donald Kingwill Trophy for MOST PROMISING U16 RUGBY PLAYER||Michael-Joe Newton|
|Andre du Plessis Floating Trophy for the MOST DEDICATED 2ND XV player||Khanya Butshingi|
|Chumani Booi Trophy for the MOST VALUABLE BACK||Brett Amsterdam|
Sullivan / Light Trophy for the most DEDICATED
1st XV PLAYER
|Cecil Murray Trophy for the MOST OUTSTANDING RUGBY PLAYER of the season||Gary Shell|
|Gordon Gilfillan Trophy for the MOST VALUABLE FORWARD||Cleathon Koeberg|
|Meyburgh Floating Trophy for the MAN OF THE MATCH AT INTERSCHOOLS||Ebben Johnston|
|The Allistair Wallis Trophy for the Victor Ludorum||Not awarded|
|The Maryanne Pringle Trophy for the Victrix Ludorum||Not awarded|
|Garry Sullivan Memorial Trophy for the U15 Boys’ Singles Champion||Brent Hesselink|
|Melody Charles Memorial Trophy for the U15 Girls’ Singles Champion||Chloe Shires|
|Herby Arnott Cup for the most promising U15A Girl||Chloe Shires|
|Nora van Niekerk Trophy for the 1st Team Girl who has shown the Most Sportsmanship during the year||Jenna McNaughton|
|Pienaar Trophy for Open Girls’ Doubles Champions||
Micela Loock &
|A Levy and Dulcie Bekker-Smith Memorial Trophy and Prize for the Girls’ Singles Champion||Micela Loock|
|Fergusson Family Trophy for Open Mixed Doubles Champions||
Micela Loock &
|George Wiehahn Cup for the Boys’ Singles Champion||Noa Cilliers|
|Louise Vorster Trophy for Tenacity and Commitment to Tennis||Ebben Johnston|
|Ludwig van Coppenhagen Trophy for the Open Boys’ Doubles Champions||
Bowen Langmead &
ALL ROUND ACHIEVEMENTS IN SPORT
|Edie Brodie Trophy – Junior Girl||Chloe Shires|
|Norman Dodd Trophy – Junior Boy||Sisipho Arnols|
|Mortimer Floating Trophy – Senior Girl||Jenna McNaughton|
|Clive van Niekerk Memorial Trophy for True Sportsmanship||Micela Loock|
|Smith-Mack Trophy – Senior Boy||Brett Amsterdam|
|Lex Bremner Trophy for Sporting Endeavour||Ebben Johnston|
|FPJ van Rensburg School Service Prize||Jada Smith|
|Elizabeth Knott-Craig Service Prize||Zintle Maki|
Karoo Development Foundation Prize for
|Dickie van Rensburg Shield for overall Interhouse points – Daly House|
The Principal’s Medal awarded to a learner of one year’s standing (not in Gr.8) who has made the most significant contribution to the life of the school.
The Serman Family Prize for Matrics, excluding prefects, who through example, made a particularly valuable contribution to the school by maintaining the qualities of truth, loyalty and justice as enshrined in the school motto.
Warmenhoven – Goodwill Shield awarded to a Grade 11 or 12 pupil living out his/her Christian faith and by showing goodwill and tolerance to all.
The Melda and Gordon Wright Award is awarded to the pupil whose personal development and attitude has developed most positively.
The Denise Pierce Bursary for the pupil in Grade 11 who through a cheerful, positive personality and participation in many aspects of school life has contributed most greatly to the life and spirit of the school.
The PG Badenhorst Memorial Shield for Helpfulness in Sport.
Gieter Muller Trophy presented to the pupil who best exemplifies moral courage, consideration for and helpfulness to others.
The Puttick Prize awarded to the Prefect(s) (not heads or deputies) who through force of character and devotion to duty has contributed most to the smooth running of the school.
The Tony Burrell Award for Outstanding Academic / Cultural Achievement.
FA Kingwill Cup for All-Round Achievement.
|Old Unionite Bursary for further study||Gary Shell|
|Old Unionite Bursary for further study||Peter Watermeyer|
|Rayfield Bursary for further study||Micela Loock|
|Laing Bursary for further study||Taylyn Miller|
|William Lawrie Bursary||Bonginkosi Johnson|
Fred Rubidge Memorial Scholarship – HAH Head
John Brodie Prize for the runners-up in the Helen Watermeyer/Joy Arnott and Way Memorial Bursaries – AKH Head
Joy Arnott / Helen Watermeyer Trust Bursary to the head girl of the school, as a present pure and simple, for her to do with as she liked as a memory of Helen Watermeyer, from whose little school in 1896, this big school had grown.
Way Memorial Bursary to the boy in Matric, who, by his character, conduct spiritedness and qualities of leadership, has contributed most to the life of the school – Head Boy