Top Scholars Ceremony, Wellington

May 05, 2017 at 1:29 PM

Two of our students who achieved at the highest level in the 2016 NZQA Scholarship examinations were recognised at an award ceremony at Parliament House in Wellington this week. Kevin Shen and Andrew Chen attended the ceremony with Senior College Principal, Mrs Suzanne Winthrop and their families.

Kevin graduated at the end of 2016 having achieved the highest academic accolade. After becoming the IB Diploma Dux medallist at the College, he went on to be named as a recipient of a Premier Scholars Award from NZQA – granted this year to the top ten Scholarship students in the country. Kevin sat Scholarship exams at the end of 2016 in Chemistry, Physics, Statistics, and Calculus and was rewarded with Outstanding Scholarship passes in each of his subjects, qualifying him for a Premier Scholars Award. This award offers a grant of up to $30,000 towards further studies.

Andrew Chen was only in Year 11 last year when he came top in the country in Scholarship Statistics. The Top in Subject Award offers a grant of up to $600 towards further studies. Andrew also gained a Scholarship in Calculus.

New Zealand Scholarship examinations assess students against challenging standards and are demanding for the most able students. In the 2016 end of year exams, 34 of our students gained a total of 44 scholarships with 5 classed as Outstanding, across a broad range of 16 subjects.

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