Junior Prizegivings 2020

Headmaster Mr Patrick Drumm with the 2020 Junior Boys Dux Oliver Tang and Junior Girls Dux Heather Smith.

Prizegivings split over two days for Year 9s and 10s effectively wrapped up the school year as recipients of MAGS’ top Junior academic, sports, arts and service awards were recognised and celebrated.
Yesterday afternoon, at the Year 10 Prizegiving, the Junior Girl Dux and Boy Dux for 2020 were awarded to Heather Smith and Oliver Tang. And this morning, at the Year 9 Prizegiving, the top Girl and Boy Academics for that year level were recognised for the first time. Those awards went to Gemma McKinney and Thomas Shaw respectively.
Ryan Shen, younger brother of Head Boy Eric Shen, was named The Best All-Round Boy in Year 9, and received a congratulatory hug from Eric on stage. Rosa Fox was named Best All-Round Girl in Year 9.
For the first time since the award was introduced in 2010,  a Year 9 was named Junior Boys Dux Artium – and that honour went to Ryan Antia, while Bella Houghton was named Junior Girls Dux Artium and won Best All-Round Girl in Year 10.
The other top Junior Awards went to Isaiah Fale (Best All-Round Boy in Year 10), and Hashmita Singh and Sahil Kirpalani, who won the Paul Gardener Cup for Service. The Junior Victor Ludorum was Roy Tatupu and the Junior Victrix Ludorum was Jorja Fruean.
Over the two prizegiving ceremonies, about 240 students received endorsements for Excellence.
Choral singing was a feature of the prizegivings, with the Year 10 event enjoying a rendition of Jingle Bell Rock by the Boys Choir, and Year 9s treated to a performance of For the Beauty of the Earth by Gloriana – The Junior Girls Choir.

You can see the citations here for the special prize-winners, the list of certificates and prizes for Year 10 here and for Year 9 here