Student named head prefect at top school
A Bermudian student has been appointed to the position of head prefect at one of North America's top boarding schools.
Nathan Titterton is the eighth Bermudian to have been appointed to the leadership position at the Trinity College School, Ontario, whose alumni include Michael Dunkley, the Premier, former Governor of Bermuda Sir Edwin Leather, and former education minister Terry Lister.
The other Bermudian head prefects were W.E. Tucker in 1891, P.B. Tucker in 1895, George Tucker in 1912, Bill Brewer in 1947, Chris Spurling in 1985, Cameron Snaith in 1996 and Alli Conyers in 2005.
Mr Titterton said the main qualities he believes earned him the appointment were his outgoing and responsible nature along with his ability to work as part of a team and his presence in both academics and extracurricular activities.
He told The Royal Gazette: “During my time as a leader, I hope to represent TCS as well as gaining valuable leadership skills. In addition to this, I hope to make positive contributions to the school community and continue to earn the respect and trust of my peers and teachers.
“Being selected to be head prefect was a great honour for me as was being nominated by my fellow classmates, as well as teachers. I see it as an amazing opportunity to be able to represent Bermuda and hope that it will have a positive impact on me as a person, as I prepare to apply for medical schools in the fall.”
Trinity College School's ties to Bermuda stretch back 130 years and Bermudians have long served on the school's board of governors. Sir Harry Butterfield, Neville Conyers, David Saul and George Holmes have all been TCS governors and Stephen Thomson presently serves on the board. The school also offers a Bermuda scholarship funded by donations from TCS alumni and parents in Bermuda. Bermudian Tom Conyers is a director with the TCS Foundation.