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Outstanding student: Whangarei Girls' High School Board of
Trustees chairman Sue Cresswell with 2012 dux Tiantian Zheng at
the school's prizegiving. Tiantian's accomplishments include first
equal in English, first in biology, chemistry, mathematics with
calculus and physics and the Cup for outstanding performance in
year 13 mathematics. She also received the Cusack Cup for
excellence in year 13 physics, Grace Lupton Cup for chemistry, Mr
Mac Cup for commitment to English and passion for literature.
Tiantian's academic efforts were rewarded with a $50,000
University of Auckland scholarship.
Family success: Sisters Anna and Grace Miller with some of their
awards at the Whangarei Girls' High School prizegiving. Grace's
awards include year 13 first equal in English, first in outdoor
education, distinction in chemistry, merit in biology and merit in
physics plus the NZIP school physics cash prize. The runner-up to
the dux and best all round year 13 student for 2012 also received
the Massey University vice chancellor's high achiever's scholarship
(academic) award worth $3000. Anna's awards include year 11 first
equal in English and mathematics, first equal in physical education,
first in geography, first in science, first in outdoor and environmental
education. She also received the Cooper-Child Cup for best all-round
year 11 student.
Science hand: Right: Jack Hamilton from Whangarei Boys' High
School is looking forward to The Rotary National Science and
Technology Forum 2013, securing himself one of just 140 spaces
for students by achieving high marks in physics, biology, chemistry,
mathematics, English and accounting. He is sponsored by the
Rotary Clubs of Whangarei South and Whangarei Sunrise.
Inspiring film: James Pryor, 23, with his brother Jordan Williamson
-- who plays the 10-year-old character in the film which won the
Inspiring Stories Film Competition -- at the presentation of the major
prize worth $2000. James' film was picked as Most Inspiring Story
from more than 30 entries. The Whangarei filmmaker's
documentary-style film Continuity Error follows his younger brother
working in local conservation efforts. It can be viewed at
inspiringstories.org.nz and will be toured nationwide in May 2013.
Photo: VANESSA PATEA
Enviro learning: Whangarei Heads School students Ariah
Croasdale, left, watches Eve Broadfoot catch and identify insects at
the ''insect habitat'' action station during one of two Going Bush
Enviroschools Expos. Bush experts shared their knowledge with
about 200 Northland students and teachers in Kaeo and
Whangarei. Susan Karels, the regional council's enviroschools co-
ordinator, says the expos included hands-on workshops on topics
including pest plant and animal identification and control, insect
habitats, kauri dieback disease, kiwi and other bush birds and
traditional uses for native plants.
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