BY ALICE NANTARA
KING George Sixth National Secondary School yesterday held a low-profile event to award its scholars merit awards.
More than 400 students crowded the school assembly hall yesterday to receive their merit awards according to their classes.
Purpose for hosting a separate event for the merit awards instead of collaborating event with the upcoming graduation is because of the huge number of students that are entitled to receive merits.
As stated by the Deputy School Principal Mr Johnny Tasa, a separate event had to be organised just so to lighten the load on Thursday.
Merit awards were given to students that perform well in both academic and non-academic categories.
For the academic category, School Principal Mr Fangata said that it is not an easy job to secure A and B grades and so his administration wants to acknowledge these students’ achievements.
Apart from the distinction and diligence merits, KGSNS School also give out nonacademic merits to those who perform well in sports, entertainment, media, boarding, work line and repair & maintenance.
Graduation and Prize giving ceremony will commence on Thursday alongside with the presentation of merits to students in Form 1-5 with more than three merits and those in Form 6-7 with more than four merits.
This is the 2nd year that KGSNSS has hosted this event in honour of all the hard work that students dedicated throughout the year.