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Hall Awards 2014

The following awards were presented at the Leavers Dinner 2014:


First Year Academic Award: presented to the first year student with the best overall academic performance from the mid year examinations:

  • Esther Chanakira of Allan Gray – 85.75%

 Second Year Academic Award: presented to the second year student with the best overall academic performance from the previous November examinations and from the mid year examinations:

  • Tumelo Mashaba of Graham  – 74.14%
  • Aaminah Noormohamed of Allan Gray – 73.77%

Third Year Academic Award: presented to the third year student with the best overall academic performance from the previous November examinations and from the mid year examinations:

  • Lyn Strachan of Prince Alfred – 74.22%
  • Kirsty Hayden-Smith of Prince Alfred – 73.16%

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Celeste House Student of the year award:  Melida Pinda for her contribution to the residence.


Drostdy Round the Block Relay – First Place Team Award:  Allan Gray House


Sportsperson of The Year:  presented to the best overall sportsperson of the Hall as judged by the Hall Committee:

Nkosinathi (NK) Mtonga of Graham for excellent performance and involvement in sport in general.

  • Rhodes Volleyball First Team
  • Played Volleyball Nationals – University Sport.
  • Played Amathole League Volleyball for Rhodes First Team – 1st position
  • Played USSA League Volleyball for Rhodes First Team – 3rd place
  • Invited for Provincial Trials
  • Inter-Res Amazing Race – was part of the Graham team that came in 1st place
  • Inter-Res Athletics – was part of the Graham team that came in 2nd place for the 4 x 100 metres Relay.
  • 5-a-side-soccer – part of Graham team that reached the quarter finals.
  • Inter-Res Chess – he was unbeaten and part of the Graham team that came in 2nd place.
  • Inter-Res Pool – part of the Graham team than came in 2nd place.
  • Completed the Green Fun Run in 32 minutes.
  • Inter-Res Volleyball – part of the Graham team that came in 3rd place.
  • Inter-Res Netball – part of the Graham team that came in 3rd place.
  • Was part of the Graham Team that competed in  Drostdy Round the Block Relay
  • Participated in the Drostdy First Year Amazing Race.

 Cultural Award:  Shawn Sankey of Graham for outstanding achievements in the performing arts.

  • Main Acting Role in “Finding Graham’s Town” a local short film Kyle Robinson Productions
  • Member and regular Performer of Naturally Caffeinated (NatCaf), a Rhodes Based Improvisational Comedy Group
  • Performed at the Drostdy Hall Welcome Dinner
  • Co-host of Drostdy Hall’s “Drostdy’s Got Talent”
  • Member of “Solo” cast who performed at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown 2014
  • Part of cast who were winner’s of the “Best Student Production” award for “Solo” in NAF 2014
  • Part of cast of “Stand Up and Smell the Funny” that performed at National Arts Fringe Festival 2014

Drostdy Dean of Students Leadership Award (for excellence in leadership) was awarded to: 

  • Kay Mosiane of Allan Gray (Allan Gray Sub-Warden)
  • Relo Sikwane of Allan Gray (Hall Senior Student)

KAY MOSIANE (Allan Gray Sub-Warden)

For outstanding service above and beyond the call of duty in that she was at the helm of the Round the Block relay (which won third place in the DoSA live smart challenge) and has shown commitment to the Hall in terms of offering her talents for our enjoyment at dinners and the Hall Ball, a judge at the Drostdy’s got talent, and as an organizer of the international parade – bringing fame and honour to the hall from far and wide. She did all of this while never neglecting her duties as a sub-warden – either administratively or as a caring and watchful member of the Drostdy leadership.

RELO SIKWANE (Drostdy Hall Senior Student)

For excellence in her position as Hall Senior student, organizing her team superbly in the preparation of the welcome dinner, leavers’ dinner, Hall Ball and SEVERAL fundraisers in-between, as well as stepping in to fill the gaps when Kay was sick on the day of the Round the Block relay, and when the head student was called aside on family business in Allan Gray. Relo has grown as a leader beyond what was expected as a Hall Senior and demonstrated true depth of character, outstanding commitment in all that she has done.

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