ST GEORGE’S College has paid tribute to its deputy head boy, Ashley Musendekwa, who died in a horror car crash on October 11.
Ashley was buried at Glen Forest Memorial Park last Saturday.
The school described Ashley as “a consistently exceptional student” who excelled in academics, tennis and other areas.
Following his death, his classmates offered “glowing testimonies” that described the teenager as competitive, but helped others as much as he could.
“The college is deeply saddened by the untimely death of deputy head boy Ashley Musendekwa on Wednesday October 11.
“His classmates gave glowing testimonies of how his life had impacted upon theirs. They described him as having a competitive spirit in all areas, yet he used his competitiveness to help bring others up.
“He was a natural at mentoring others in academics, sport, matters of faith, and even on the social scene.
“The most recent school report has his teachers describing him as ‘a consistently exceptional student who is a pleasure to teach because of his keen interest and commendable work ethic’.
“His achievements at school include colours for academics, tennis and several awards in various areas of school life, leading ultimately to his appointment as deputy head boy.
“He served very well in this role and was well loved by all, especially the juniors with whom he had a special bond.
“At the 2023 Academy and Prize Day, Ashley was awarded the Roy Cook Trophy for Service, which is awarded for service to college in leadership, academics, sporting, and personal example.
“Ashley exemplified all of the qualities that we are promoting when we exhort our students to be ‘people of God, people for and with others’.
“We offer our condolences to Ashley’s family and continue to pray for their consolation and comfort,” the school wrote in its tribute.