Young leaders ready to start a jubilee year

00:05, Feb 01 2013
Prefects 2013
Leaders of 2013: Marlborough Girls’ College 2013 prefects are, top row from left, Aggie Tyson, Gabrielle Mark, Elizah Hudson, Felicia Mesui, Rebecca Davies, Hayley Millard, Mary-Claire James, Katie Cunningham, Hannah Craighead, (middle row) Abbey Burns, Sarah Laybourn, Hannah-Louise O’Malley, Sophie Andrews, Lee Stuart, Nerys Udy, Danielle Pope, Lauren Collins, Fiona Wratt, (front row) Hannah Cook, Brooke Battersby, Summer Gleesen, Shirana Rengasamy, deputy head prefect Mo Gibson, head girl Georgie Crawford, Tayler Dobbs, Jaimee Bamford, Rosie Argyle and Sheena Overend. Absent is Sarah French.

The jubilee celebrations at Marlborough Girls' College will be a highlight for its 2013 prefects, say head girl Georgie Crawford and her deputy Mo Gibson.

Students were told who would work under Georgie and Mo as this year's prefects at a school assembly yesterday.

Georgie said the 29 prefects were selected after interviews with principal Karen Stewart and deputy principal Jo Chamberlain, a leadership day and on-line voting by students.

Georgie Crawford
Deputy head prefect Mo Gibson (left), Georgie Crawford Head Prefect

Georgie said she had known Mo since they attended Springlands Primary School and had piano lessons together.

"I really respect her and look forward to us working together," she said.

Georgie, who was Marlborough Girls' 2012 sportswoman of the year, had represented the college in volleyball nationally and internationally and held leadership and academic roles.


Mrs Stewart described her as a good all-rounder and a thoughtful young woman with clear leadership skills, who was well respected by students and staff, she said.

Mo achieved academic excellence endorsements in each of her four years at the college. Repeatedly recognised for her contribution to school music, she has been named as the sole singer for the college jazz band in 2013, and is also a member of Bella Voce choir member and a pianist.

Mo had participated in school tennis, cycling and other sports, "meeting a lot of people along the way".

The college announced the head girl and deputy appointments at the final senior assembly in 2012.

The Marlborough Express