1) At St John’s Diocesan School for Girls : Leah Suchet, Grade 12, whose in the category ‘There is huge overlap in the DNA of humans, other animals, and even of plants and bacteria. What are the implications for the way in which we think about humankind and life?’ won the first prize of R5 000. Her essay was also judged as one of the top two in the Competition and will, with her permission, be published in the Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa. Not only that, the School was awarded the Royal Society of SA/Claude Leon Foundation Trophy – one of the two competition trophies awarded annually. The prizes were presented by Professors Theresa Coetzer and Dean Golding, Members of the Society.
First Prize: Chelsea Terry, Grade 12, Wynberg Girls High, Cape Town
Second Prize: Alexandra Keogh, Grade 11, St Stithians Girls’ College, Gauteng
Third Prize: Aa’isha Dout, Grade 12, Wynberg Girls High, Cape Town
Merit Prizes: Sanglia Nayagar Grade 11, St Dominics Catholic School for Girls, Boxburg and
Ethan Fischer, Grade 9 St John’s College, Houghton, Gauteng
Special Junior Prizes: Caitlin Pfister, Grade 7, Bryandale Primary School, Sandton and
Malaika Muleya, Grade 7, Bryandale Primary School, Sandton
RSSAf School Essay Competition Prize ..
Fleta Netter Bray, a fourth-year student at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has won first prize in a national medical essay competition held annually by the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.