PORT Shepstone High School held their annual school prize-giving at the school recently. Pupils who excelled in their academics and sporting activities were honoured.Among those honoured was Mellisa Dumela, who received the Oscar Nero trophy for good fellowship. Although she is unable to use her left arm fully, she has proven that she has the ability to reach for the stars. DUX of the School 2018, who received the Ray Nkonyeni Certificate in Recognition for Achieving Academic Excellence, was Ashmi Lautan. Other awards were as follows: ACADEMIC HONOURS — (Aggregate 85% for Seven Best Subjects) Shasmir Jagesser, Ashmi Lautan, Caitlin Wood, and Luca Weber. ACADEMIC FULL COLOURS — (Aggregate 80% for Seven Best Subjects) Jarod Jacobs, Ezekiel Naicker, Divina Naidu, and Jordyn Nel.Eighteen pupils received merit awards and a further 17 were awarded subject trophies in academics.THE FOLLOWING TROPHIES WERE GIVEN FOR SPORTS AND CULTURE EXCELLENCEOratory Trophy — Temeeka DudhrajMarilyn Williams Trophy (For Music) — Gisella ShaerS.C.A. Award (For Christian Service) — Sinjyn BungeJunior Athlete of the Year — Philelinkosi ShoziSenior Athlete of the Year — Mlungisi MabasoArnold Nyawose Memorial Trophy (For Most Valuable Player Basketball) — Luthando ZumaBasketball Trophy (For Most Improved Basketball Player) — Musa Madlala (boy) & Asekho Ndlebe (girl)Curnow Garrun Insurance Group Trophy (For Cricketer of the Year) — Brinley de BruinTeam of 2003 Award (For Footballer of the Year) — Mlulamisi KhowaPSHS Golf Champion — James CoullRuth Mack Memorial Trophy (For Perseverance and Dedication to U16 Hockey) — Sthembile ZwaneThe Rennie Cup (For Most Promising Girls Hockey Player) — Palesa SheziCasper Trophy (For Most Improved Boys Hockey Player) — Cameron de VriesLucky’s Trophy (For Boys Hockey Player of the Year) — Musa MadlalaDate Trophy for Team Spirit (For Girls) Hockey First Team — Palesa SheziNetball Trophy (Most Promising Netball Player) — Okuhle NjobeMayberry Trophy (For Best All Round Netball Player) — Sisipho PongomaDate Trophy (For Team Spirit Rugby U16) — Mawande KolmanPetri Coetzee Trophy (For Most Improved Senior Rugby Player) — Ché WoodenbergClive Horlock Trophy (For Best Rugby Player) — Menzi NxumaloJason Gillman-Bate Memorial Trophy (For Captain of the First Water Polo Team) — Sinjyn BungeMullane Trophy (For Most Improved Boys’ Water Polo Player) — Dillon Brymer.