HM Chrystall Prize for All-round Merit in Sport and Scholarship Fletcher has a strong and consistent academic record. He is the recipient of a Gold Badge and has already achieved NCEA Level 3 with an Excellence endorsement, on internal results alone. He is diligent in his approach to his studies. His sporting credentials are also impressive. In rowing, he was in crews which won three gold medals at the 2018 Maadi Cup regatta, and at the 2019 Maadi, he won two silver medals. In rugby, he was a member of the 1st XV which reached the UC Championship final in 2018, and semi-finals in 2019. One of Fletcher’s top strengths is leadership. This year, he was an outstanding captain of the 1st XV. He also captained the New Zealand Barbarians XV. He was named in the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ rugby team. He has been offered a place in the four-year Crusaders Academy development programme. He has received rowing Colours, and two awards of rugby Colours. In addition, he has been Head of Condell’s House and very active in drama productions, including lead roles in two musicals. His performance in Evita this year was even more remarkable, given his gruelling rugby schedule. Furthermore, Fletcher is the recipient of two drama Honours Ties. This is testament to his commitment to a well-rounded education at College.
Runner-up to the Wacher Prize for Academic Head of the School The recipient of this award, John-Paul, has love of learning, judgement and creativity among his top five strengths. John-Paul consistently demonstrates a determined and exemplary attitude towards his studies. He constantly seeks to expand and develop his critical thinking and knowledge. He has achieved exceptionally high academic standards at school and an A+ for his university mathematics STAR course. He has managed this whilst being involved in leadership as Head of Academic, as well as in an impressive array of co-curricular activities. These included captaining the Senior A debating team, adjudicating junior debating, orchestra, Evita , ATCL flute, Grade 8 piano, tennis and 1st XI football. John-Paul has been awarded three scholarships for the University of Canterbury, as well as the University of Otago Academic Excellence Entrance Scholarship. We have no doubt that he will be very successful in his future studies and we wish him all the best.
Wacher Prize for Academic Head of the School Henry’s top strengths include love of learning, curiosity and perseverance. These seem most apt for the dux of the school. Henry has achieved NCEA results at the highest level. His teachers have commented on his thoroughness, the depth and breadth of his insights, and his strong commitment to his studies. Henry has been an impressive scholastic role model for his peers through his diligence, determination and humility. He has managed this despite a busy school schedule. He performed his prefect duties as Chapel Prefect very reliably and has been involved in cricket as captain of the 2nd XI, as well as in basketball, football, speech and drama, and kapa haka. In all aspects of his school life, he has upheld College virtues in an exemplary manner. He has been awarded an Otago University High Distinction Leaders of Tomorrow Entrance Scholarship. Henry (Nga¯ ti Raukawa) aims to study medicine at Otago and thereafter make a contribution to the improvement of Ma¯ori health. We wish him all the best for his aspirations.
College Issue 40 2021
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