Malvern College Pupil Carries Olympic Flame
26 June 2012
As Olympic fever begins to sweep the country Malvern College has an extra reason to be excited. Susannah Hunt, in the Upper Sixth, has been chosen to be one of the 8,000 torchbearers. She will be carrying the flame in Milton Keynes on 9th July. Nominated by her Grandmother and supported by all at Malvern, Susannah, as an outstanding sportswoman with a long list of achievements, is an excellent choice. The following is an extract from the nomination: "Vivacious and altruistic, she has just recently literally gone the extra mile (26 in fact!) in a sponsored walk (in the pouring rain) for charity, and is currently in Ghana helping to build, and teach in, a school. Here in the UK at Malvern College she has gained an Honorary Scholarship for her excellent GCSE results and hard work this year; she shines on stage, recently as a dynamic Danny in Grease; and she excels in sport: in hockey, lacrosse and especially in athletics. She is the school record holder for throwing the Javelin, Malvern Districts Senior Girls Javelin Champion and Gold Medalist Senior Girls Javelin at the County Track and Field Championships this year. She consistently finishes in the top 5 in the 1500m, and won a team Gold Medal in the 4 x 100m relay. Friendly and fun-loving, but very committed always to give of her best, she is an exemplary figure - and I cannot think of a better person to help carry the Olympic Torch." We wish her well on the day!