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Middle College Prizegiving

December 05, 2017 at 2:19 PM

On the final day of the College year, the Sports Centre was packed to capacity as family, friends and special invited guests gathered with our students in Years 7-10 to celebrate their academic, sporting and cultural successes at the Middle College Prizegiving. 

The official party of College leaders, Trust Board members and teaching staff were piped in by Jack Frewin, followed by the College Sinfonia, comprising our Middle College musicians, accompanying the National Anthem. 

In recognition of excellence, effort, diligence and achievement, the top students in each age group came forward to collect their prizes from Trust Board members, Dr John Kernohan and Mr Murray King, with Middle College Principal, Mr Duncan McQueen, awarding the ‘special’ prizes in each age group and Head of Saint Kentigern, Mr David Hodge presenting the cup to the Middle College Dux. 

Special cups were awarded to Grace Chang for the ‘All-Round’ girl and Hayden Joyce as the ‘All-Round’ boy. These two students have been fully committed to all aspects of Middle College life. The top honours of the morning went to Heeju Rho as Dux of the Middle College; a student who has attained significant academic achievement. 

At the conclusion of the formalities, the Second Pipe Band finished the year in our traditional manner by ‘Beating the Retreat’ from the bridge.                              

Our congratulations to all our award winners and especially to Heeju!

DUX OF THE MIDDLE COLLEGE 
HEEJU RHO
Heeju Rho has the honour of being awarded the Dux of the Middle College in 2017. Heeju has consistently achieved Excellence or Excellence Plus in her subjects, which include Year 11 Science and Year 11 Cambridge Mathematics even though she is Year 10. Her exceptional results are underpinned by all-round outstanding effort. In 2017, Heeju received a Distinction award in the Australian Mathematics Competition and was placed in the Top 30 in the New Zealand Junior Mathematics competition. At Prizegiving, she also received Honours, First in Class and the Social Studies Prize. 

Excelling not only academically, but also in her varied co-curricular involvement, Heeju has enjoyed success in the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award and the Year 10 Mathex Team. She has also been a member of the Middle College Scholars’ Group and a Junior Football team member. Heeju is an excellent role model, her teachers and peers celebrating not only her academic and co-curricular achievements, but her dedication, motivation, positivity, and consideration of others. Heeju, with her commitment to strive for excellence in all areas of life, is a true Daughter of Kentigern.

THE BIRCH CUP
FOR THE YEAR 10 GIRL SHOWING ALL ROUND ABILITY
GRACE CHANG
Grace is an outstanding student in every respect. Her diligence, vigour and tenacity have led to excellent grades across all her subjects, including outstanding results in Year 11 Science and Year 11 Cambridge Mathematics. Grace received a High Distinction award in the Australian Mathematics Competition and also gained a coveted first place in the New Zealand Junior Mathematics Competition. In addition to this academic success, Grace has shown a tremendous capacity to embrace and excel in co-curricular opportunities.This year she has been involved with Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, the Premier Junior Debating Team, the Year 10 Mathex team and the Middle College Scholars’ Group.  She was Swimming Junior Champion, winner of the Swimming Championship Trophy and represented the College at the Auckland Secondary Schools Swimming competition. Grace had also found the time to be a Middle College Student Leader and a student coach for the Year 8 Mathex team. 

THE J.E.H KURURANGI CUP
FOR THE YEAR 10 BOY SHOWING ALL ROUND ABILITY
HAYDEN JOYCE
Described by his teachers as hardworking, positive, enthusiastic and determined, Hayden is an exceptional student, who is involved in an impressive range of academic, sporting and cultural endeavours at the College. He is incredibly well-rounded and successful, involved in Junior Debating, U15 Rowing, 14B Football and participating in the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award. In addition, to this, he has also served the Middle College as a Student Leader. His outstanding attitude and effort, and strong work ethic, have led to excellent grades across all his subjects, including outstanding results in Year 11 Science and Year 11 Cambridge Mathematics. Hayden received a Distinction award in the Australian Mathematics Competition.

 

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