Saints headboy receives life Membership

2018 head boy, Ethan Travers, shakes the hand of guest speaker, BK Taoana, Saints' Head Boy from 2004, at the Saint Andrew's Speech Day, where he won 15 awards. PHOTO: JASON KNOTT, SAINT ANDREW'S PHOTOGRAPHIC CLUB

Saint Andrew’s 2018 head boy, Ethan Travers, can be proud of himself after walking away with 15 awards at this years Saints’Annual Speech Day that was held at the Doxa-Deo Church on Friday, 12 October.

Travers was awarded a scholar’s badge for achieving an average of 85 percent or higher. He was one of six boys to achieve that distinction.

He was also a subject prize winner in English and confirmed his excellence in the language by winning the Professor Tobias Award for Public Speaking, the Terry Hanna Memorial Prize for Literature and the Quentin Smith Award for Creative Writing. Earlier this year, he was the only Free State learner to place in the top 100 of the National English Olympiad.

Travers was also a subject prize winner in information technology, life sciences, physical sciences, and mathematics. Furthermore, he received the award for being the top academic achiever. He has consistently achieved an overall average of over 96 percent.

For his achievement in sport, he received the Daan de Wet Trophy for the best team player in rugby, as well as the Neil Strydom Award for the best rugby player.

Due to his all-round contribution to Saint Andrew’s School, he was awarded the Masey Service Prize and received Life Membership of the Saint Andrew’s Old Boys Association. – Jeretha Oosthuizen