A total of 84 learners from Simon’s Town High School are currently writing the matric exams. At the valedictory in the school hall on Tuesday 15 October learners received awards for excellence in Helena Seebran was the Dux recipient for excellence in academics. For the Maritime Awards she received the Newall Family Special Award as well as the JML Barney Sank Part Bursary. Helena also represents the school by being part of a group called the Youth Citizen Action Programme (YCAP).Samantha Chetty also received an award and has attended the school from Grade 1 to Grade 12. She has been on the Representative Council of Learners (RCL) for many years and has been part of various organisations in and out of school. She was part of the Moot Court (an extracurricular activity at many law schools in which participants take part in simulated court or arbitration proceedings, usually involving drafting memorials or memoranda and participating in oral arguments, the Norwegian exchange programme Mot and the debating team. She is also a Junior Ranger and a member of the Junior City Council. At the Maritime Awards she also received the Newall Family Special Award.Curtis Harrison has attended Simon’s Town School from Grade R to Grade 12. He was also an ambassador for the Norwegian programme and is also a member of the Junior City Council.All three students represented the school in Beijing in China for a music concert this year. The school currently has five A candidates and the matrics write their last paper on Monday 26 November. The results will be available early in January but the date is still to be confirmed.