Hekia Parata has announced:
Jade Fai Leung from Auckland’s St Cuthbert’s College was named today as winner of the Prime Minister’s Award for Academic Excellence.
Education Minister, Hekia Parata, presented the Top Scholar Awards, on behalf of the Prime Minister, at Government House.
The Prime Minister’s Award for Academic Excellence recognises the highest achieving student in the annual New Zealand scholarship examinations.
“Jade has achieved an extraordinary six Outstanding Scholarships in Chemistry, Geography, Painting, Physics, Science, and Statistics and Modelling,’’ says Ms Parata.
“This is an amazing achievement as Outstanding Scholars are the top 1 per cent of the cohort for each subject.
“On top of this, Jade has also achieved Scholarships in Biology, English, and Spanish. This makes for an impressive nine Scholarship awards in total.”
She sat scholarship in nine subjects? And got all nine? And was in the top 1 per cent for six of them. And they are as diverse as chemistry and painting? Plus she does multiple languages. Count me impressed.
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