Prefects keen to make their mark
Queen Charlotte College's new head boy Leon Bristow and head girl Tamsin Woolf are wracking their brains as to how they can make their mark as leaders at the Picton college.
Principal Tom Parsons announced the two students' new roles at the school's prizegiving last night. The prizegiving was also a farewell to the departing year 13 class and to longtime teacher Alistair Boyce, who had worked at the school for 38 years.
Both students won awards as well as the new roles, but they said the night was one of mixed emotions because Mr Boyce was leaving.
"It's pretty overwhelming," Tamsin said.
Both said they had "some idea" they might be up for the jobs, but they had been telling themselves not to think about it until their names were announced.
Tamsin said other students had told them they had voted for them, but her strategy had been not to think about it until it happened.
Leon said he didn't want to think it might be possible until his name was called out from the stage.
The two students, both from Picton, said they wanted to be different from this year's head boy Nick Ivamy and head girl Ruby Maurice.
Leon said Nick and Ruby had been really good examples, but he and Tamsin wanted to differentiate themselves. They would have to spend the holiday thinking about it.
- The Marlborough Express