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Wairarapa College’s busy and varied 2017 year has drawn to a close with the junior school’s achievements were rewarded and recognised at the annual prizegiving last week.

Silver and Gold LEAD certificates were awarded to students who had consistently demonstrated the college’s LEAD values in a number of subjects. 1st and 2nd in each Year 9 core class and Year 10 core and option classes were also recognised .

The audience was welcomed by the junior kapa group and entertained by Year 9 and 10 bands and singers the junior girls’ choir.

Junior Dux was awarded to Year 10 student Grace Hancox while Anisha Satya was awarded the Mika Trophy for greatest contribution to school life in Years 9 and 10. Year 10 Kobe Edge won Junior Sportsman of the Year and Year 9 Siena Cockburn won the Junior Sportswoman of the Year, both particularly for their success in swimming and athletics.

2017 Head Girl Stephanie Andrews-Paul and Head Boy Isaac Bracewell also addressed the junior student body in their last official engagement of the year encouraging the junior school to take every opportunity given and to be proud of who they are.