Each Year the Thanet Rotary Club asks schools to nominate just one student for their annual Sunshine Award, who is a ‘quietly exceptional’ young person in:
- putting others before them self
- showing kindness to others
- being helpful and fair to all
This year, after short listing a number of students, we nominated Charne Welch and we are delighted and proud to learn that Charne has won the overall Thanet senior ‘Sunshine Award’!
Charne has been at KES for nearly 5 years and in that time her kindness, generosity of spirit and quiet determination has touched many lives. This consideration of others before herself is demonstrated daily in school as a Peer Mentor and a Senior Prefect but also within the local community and beyond through her work with the Royal School for Deaf Children in Margate and through her involvement with Young LEOs. She is a wonderful ambassador for the school and can be relied upon in absolutely any circumstances to help others and lead others in a fair and honest way.
The Rotary Club wrote:
“I am delighted to advise you that our club selection committee were
unanimous in choosing your nomination of Charne Welch as the winner of
the Senior Competition for our Sunshine Award this year.
The competition was, as ever, very strong but Charne stood out as
personifying the values to which we, as Rotarians, seek to aspire. It
is clear that she is an exemplary role model for all around her
and her list of achievements is nothing short of superb. I can well
understand why the school is very proud of her.”
Charne goes about life in a diligent but understated way and she thoroughly deserves this exceptional accolade. She is a wonderful young lady with a big heart and we are very proud of her! Well done Charne!