Erin Watt received the Brian Seymour Award which acknowledged her as South Africa’s top final year pharmacy student. The award itself is the most prestigious for a South African pharmacy student and was created in 1967 by The Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa (PSSA) Kwa-Zulu Natal Coastal Branch. (The PSSA is one of the main bodies representing the country’s pharmacy students and professionals). The winner is chosen based on academic excellence, leadership qualities and enthusiasm for the pharmacy profession.
Throughout her young life, Erin has indeed shown all those qualities and more. When she was still in school, Erin participated in various sports and cultural activities in addition to being a prefect both in primary and high school. She was the President of Interact Outreach Committee at Edgemead High school and she received academic colours and honours as well as service awards and the Simon Hughes Memorial Award (for making a difference at Edgemead High). She also served as a Youth leader in church and when she matriculated, she did so in style, with an ‘A’ aggregate. Continuing on her quest for academic excellence at the University of the Western Cape, she received ‘A’ Aggregates in each year of study.
Edgemead High Matric student, Byron Mitchell, has once again proved his prowess as a race driver this year in having gone on to win both the Class C category and the overall 2019 Formula Libre Western Province Championship for the second consecutive year.
Byron is seen here behind the wheel of both of his cars during the respective category races at the Power Series event staged at Killarney International Raceway on Saturday 19 October, at which he was equally awarded the WPMC’s ‘Driver Of The Day’ trophy for the overall Race Meeting.
Zoë was one of 500 young people picked out of 7 000 nominated to attend the UN’s Youth Climate Summit in September. “Seeing Greta Thunberg in person… listening to her speak… priceless!” she says about the experience. She also took part in the global climate strike in New York on Friday 20 September where she, together with over 4 million youth and adults from around the world, made their voices heard. Zoë started her own eco-friendly product distribution business, Save a Fishie, in 2018. She runs regular beach clean-ups at Milnerton Lagoon and is always looking for more ways to make a difference – such as spending ten days in Mozambique volunteering with Operation Smile in July.