St Mary's top student
St Mary's School year 8 pupil Abbey Hogg has followed in her older sister's footsteps, receiving the supreme award at the school's end of year liturgy yesterday.
About 300 pupils, staff, family and friends gathered in the school hall to celebrate pupils' achievements.
The annual Top All-Round Student Award goes to one student who is a positive role model and has shown academic progress and achievement, participation in extra-curricular activities and contribution to school life.
Abbey received the award three years after her sister, year 11 Marlborough Girls' College student Megan Hogg.
Although slightly overwhelmed, Abbey was "really happy", after being selected from a shortlist of six candidates. Her contribution to school life during years 7 and 8 included involvement in the school choir, representing the school in netball and tennis and playing guitar for the school band.
About 45 year 8 students were acknowledged for academic, cultural and sporting achievement as well as for service.
The school also farewelled teacher Mary-Angela Tombs after 14 years' service, Father Bill Warwick, and all 28 year 8 students.
- The Marlborough Express