Student Awarded Grade 8 Scholarship in Speech and Drama
Rangi Ruru Girls’ School student Amy Huang has been awarded the Speech NZ National Scholarship in Speech and Drama, Grade 8 for 2015.
This award comes on the back of Amy’s nomination as one of the two Christchurch representatives in the Young Performer of the Year Competition in 2015. Her nomination was as a result of her having won the English Speaking Union Canterbury Scholarship in the Christchurch Speech and Drama Competitions.
Amy, now in Year 13, says that Speech and Drama has opened her up to a number of opportunities that she would never have considered possible.
“I first began Speech and Drama as a shy Year 7 at Rangi Ruru. At first, I was just there for the acting, but I soon fell in love with the wide range of things I got to learn, from acting to poetry speaking, storytelling to interviews. I even began to enjoy public speaking – something the 11 year old me would have been terrified about,” said Amy.
Teacher, Lynn Williams says that it was obvious from the start that Amy had a love for the subject.
“Amy presents and performs with intelligence, spark and joy,” she said.
The Grade 8 Scholarship in Speech and Drama is awarded to a student whose performances and presentations in all three modules of his or her exam are outstanding.