The encouragement and expectation of academic excellence is one of the key drivers at College House. This year’s Freshers will be able to well and truly hold their own with the academic achievements of CH students and alumni.

Last week the three winners of the College House First Year (Fresher) Scholarships were announced at Formal Dining by board member, Natalie Baird. All three recipients are studying for BE (Hons) degrees

These scholarships are awarded to first year students who have shown strong and successful participation and leadership in school and/or in their local communities. The value of each scholarship is $1,000.

Winners of this year’s Scholarships are:

  • Shnece Duncan: Shnece was dux and head girl of Lumsden’s Northern Southland College last year. With a strong interest in science and maths, in 2015 Shnece was selected as one of two New Zealand representatives to attend the London International Science Youth Forum, and she also took part in the CERN programme in Geneva. Amongst many community contributions, Shnece has been a Southland District Youth Councillor and a Resource Centre charitable Trust rep. She is a champion highland dancer, a recruit firefighter, a Duke of Edinburgh Gold recipient and an accomplished sportswoman and musician.
  • Ben Karalus: Voted the ‘biggest good sort of Waimea College’, Ben is not only a consistent high achiever in science and maths, but also his painting portfolio for NCEA Level 3 was considered outstanding. He’s also a highly accomplished photographer, and sells his photos commercially. But it’s in mountain biking that Ben really shines. He has received commendable placings in the NZ Men’s U19 grade and he’s aiming to ride well enough in April’s Oceania Games to help qualify for the World Cup events later this year.
  • Chas Wakefield: A talented musician, Chas plays in bands on a variety of instruments (although his instrument of choice is the guitar). Chas also enjoys choral singing; last year he took the lead role of ‘Danny’ in his school’s production of ‘Grease’. Head boy of Auckland’s King’s College in 2015 and a keen sportsman, Chas led his rugby team to win its Auckland grade competition, he’s a champion orienteer, cycles, runs cross-country and loves water sports.

We also congratulate our Freshers in winning these 2016 UC Scholarships.

Isabella Barbalich UC Engineering High Achievers Award
Michael Burton College of Business and Law Award for Excellence
Holly Carr UC Emerging Leaders Scholarship
Charles Devonshire College of Business and Law Award for Excellence
Shnece Duncan

UC Emerging Leaders Scholarship

UC Dux Scholarship

Alexander Duthie UC Computer Science High Achievers Award

Daniel Edwards

UC Emerging Leaders Scholarship

UC Engineering High Achievers Award

Gerard Evans UC Emerging Leaders Scholarship
Rhys Fitzgerald UC Emerging Leaders Scholarship
Timothy Gulland

UC Emerging Leaders Scholarship

College of Business and Law Award for Excellence

Sam Lane UC Foundation Sports Scholarship
Jake McConnell

UC Emerging Leaders Scholarship

UC Engineering Top Scholars Award

 
Connor McErlich

UC Emerging Leaders Scholarship

College of Business and Law Award for Excellence

Finn McGregor UC Engineering High Achievers Award
Alexander Miller UC Emerging Leaders Scholarship
UC Computer Science High Achievers Award
Scott Murray UC Emerging Leaders Scholarship
Scott Paterson UC Emerging Leaders Scholarship
Adam Pauling UC College of Engineering Mathematics and Statistics STAR Scholarship
Emily Peebles UC Emerging Leaders Scholarship
Anna Percy UC Engineering High Achievers Award
Matthew Sinclair UC Dux Scholarship
Amy Strang UC Emerging Leaders Scholarship

Cherie Vasta

UC Emerging Leaders Scholarship

Helen Macmillan Brown Bursaries

UC Engineering Maori Scholarship

UC Engineering Top Scholars Award

UC Dux Scholarship

Katharine Vincent Helen Macmillan Brown Bursaries

Charles Wakefield

UC Emerging Leaders Scholarship

UC Engineering High Achievers Award

Albert Waldmann-Moloney UC Dux Scholarship
Hannah Zydenbos

College of Business and Law Award for Excellence

Dr John Innes Scholarship

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