Unprecedented Scholarship Success for St Andrew's College
The release of the New Zealand Scholarship results last week has seen St Andrew’s College celebrate unprecedented academic success.
Between them, 21 Year 13, two Year 12 students and one Year 11 student from 2018, achieved 43 New Zealand Scholarships, including 13 Outstanding Scholarships.
The College’s 2018 Dux, Russell Boey received six scholarships, with five at Outstanding level. He was also the recipient of a Premier Award for one of the top 11 scholars in New Zealand. This capped off an amazing year for Russell, who was one of four New Zealand students selected to take part in the 50th Chemistry Olympiad in Bratislava and Prague last year, where he won a bronze medal.
Two other Year 13 students, Zachary Scheiwe, and Qiunan (Velia) Men, both achieved five scholarships, including one Outstanding scholarship each, and won a place in the top 50 students nationwide.
Following the scholarship examinations, another Year 13 student, Amy Wells, finished as the top Agriculture and Horticulture student in New Zealand, and won two additional scholarships – the South Island Agricultural Field Days Scholarship, and the prestigious DairyNZ Scholarship.
“To have three St Andrew’s College students in the top 50 in New Zealand, and one student achieving the highest mark in New Zealand in her subject is an incredible result. We are proud of these amazing young scholars, and all the other students who worked so hard to gain these scholarship awards. The results are also testament to the capability and hard work of some of our very special teachers here at St Andrew’s College,” says Rector Christine Leighton.