iStore and Think Ahead last week presented the annual Excellence in Education Awards 2019, which celebrates South African schools using Apple technology to transform teaching and learning.
18-year old Kamohelo Mahlatsi from Germiston High School Student won 1st prize in the prestigious #MySA iPhotography grade 8- 12 category with his entry.
The #MySA iPhotography category gave students the freedom to use photography to depict what it means to be South African.
On accepting the award, Kamohelo exclaimed his excitement, “My winning photo forms part of a series I have created entitled ‘the envisioned self’. Winning this award is a huge honour for me! I really enjoy being behind the camera and am excited to see what the future brings.” Kamohelo also commented that his series was inspired by Steve Biko.
Tshegofatso Mmahlatji, known as HARMONIX, is a self-taught photographer. In 2017, Harmonix won the iStore Portrait competition and this has helped him elevate his profile in the photography world. As a judge in the #MySA Photographer category, he mentioned, “This photo is a showcase of perfect blend of technical skills and an artistic eye. The contrast in colours shows the diversity and beauty of South Africa and depicts a beautiful lush green grass landscape.”
Michelle Lissoos, Managing Director at Think Ahead who presented the awards, concluded, “Over the past 12 years we have had thousands of entries from a multitude of schools and economic backgrounds. The talent showcased this year was extraordinary. As creativity becomes such a key skill to succeed in today’s world – this event celebrates the magic combination of creativity, Apple technology and education .”
To view all winners, please visit https://www.edexcellenceawards.co.za/
About Think Ahead
Think Ahead is an Apple Solutions Expert in Education. Think Ahead works in partnership with schools to support them in their 21st century teaching and learning journey. Think Ahead helps school practitioners design and implement the best possible education experiences for teachers and students – in the most cost-effective, sustainable and accessible way possible. Think Ahead offers a whole-school programme to lead schools through meaningful technology integration. www.thinkahead.co.za
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