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Mar 092017

Kuranui College students continue to set new academic standards, with outstanding NCEA results and an impressive number gaining top university scholarships.

The Level 1 results are the best the college has ever produced, with an achievement rate of 92%. A large number of senior students also achieved endorsements and the class of 2016 are now spread far and wide as they continue their education around the country.

Rosie Isaacs was one of the standout students, picking up both the Otago University Dux Scholarship the Otago University Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship, with the latter honour also going to Nick Ariel.

Rosie Kuranui College

Rosie Isaacs

The pair have been joined at Otago by Emily Morison who was awarded a three-year High Performance Scholarship worth $16,000 and a sponsorship with Football South which includes clothing and sports fees allowance, a mentoring programme and specialised coaching.

Another high achiever, Ashley Brazendale-Duncan, is attending Victoria University on the back of an Academic Excellence Scholarship and Caitlyn Cryer secured the coveted Wellington Schools’ NZ School of Tourism Top Student Award.

Closer to home, Monique Keedwell and Ben Delegat have been awarded UCOL High Achievement Scholarships to assist with their studies.

Kuranui Principal Geoff Shepherd is delighted that so many of the school’s students are being recognised for their achievements. “It’s very rewarding for our teaching staff to see Kuranui students gain this kind of recognition,” he explained.

“A large number of them have gained places in tertiary education through sheer hard work and those who have secured scholarships have thoroughly deserved them. Last year’s outstanding Level 1 results indicate that there is plenty more success to come as we continue to work towards our goal of every Kuranui student reaching their full potential.”