It was that time of year again for the Mount Aspiring College seniors to celebrate a successful school year with their school prizegiving last week. Students from Years 11-13 joined together with their families and teachers to recognise a whole range of academic, service, sporting, and cultural achievements throughout the year.
The highly anticipated prestigious premier awards for Year 13 students were announced on the night. Best All Round Boy went to Jesse Robertson, who plays on the MAC first XV team as well as being a member of the school’s academic committee and leading the Roy House haka.
Best All Round Girl was awarded to Ruth Bennie, who was described as ‘the epitome of an outstanding all-round student.’ She is the head of the cultural committee, a house leader, and a member of the school formal, Students Against Dangerous Driving, and 40-Hour Famine committees. In addition to this, she is a successful trap shooter and has a national title under her name.
Proxime Accessit Olivia Bates has already attained excellence in physics, economics, chemistry, and geography this year and will be studying Marketing and Fashion Design Technology at Victoria University next year.
Dux (highest achiever) Hayley Yule has gained high excellences in physics, economics, chemistry, and geography and will be studying Engineering at the University of Canterbury next year. She received a standing ovation from her peers upon receiving the award, a sentiment to her incredible achievements throughout her school life.
The MAC seniors will now be going on study leave in preparation for their NCEA exams this month. The junior school will celebrate their successes at two prize giving ceremonies at the end of the month.