Posted by Mandy Ditzel, Librarian, Garin College I am delighted that Annette McKitrick of Waimea Intermediate has been awarded The SLANZA Award for Promotion of Literacy and Enjoyment of Reading.
Annette’s school nominated her, and I was honoured to be able to second the nomination. With the help of the SLANZA National Exec, we were able to keep this a secret from Annette until Waimea Intermediate presented her with her framed certificate & some flowers at their school assembly in the first week of Term 3. Annette was called onto the stage on a pretence, so she was a bit shocked to hear the real reason! I was touched to see that the entire student body rose to their feet for a spontaneous standing ovation. Click here to read about Annette in the Nelson Weekly!
Congratulations Annette – a most deserving recipient!