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Charne Welch Win­ner of the Sun­shine Award


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!