Year 13 International student Celine Bui has been named Dux at Ormiston Senior College (OSC) for 2021.
Bui, from Vietnam, has been enrolled as an international student at OSC for the past three years. She won four awards including the prestigious Dux, the highest academic achievement amongst her peers.
The other awards include a Hiranga and College of Engineering International Scholarship worth $20,000 from the University of Canterbury, the Discovery award for sustained creativity, innovation, and extension of learning, the Growth award for sustained personal growth and resilience and the Kahikatea award for academic excellence.
OSC Principal Diana Patience said Bui has achieved exemplary academic success gaining NCEA Level 2 and Level 3 excellence endorsements.
“Celine is an intelligent, articulate, conscientious and motivated individual who sets herself high challenging goals and works with determination to achieve them,” Patience said.
“She has an outstanding work ethic and thinks deeply and analytically with a genuine love of learning. Celine has an impressive and extensive list of co-curricular activities and leadership roles at school.”
Bui is the president of the debating team and science club and vice-president of the Interact club, a student leader and member of the hockey and orienteering team.
Celine has been active participant of the ePro8 (Engineering problem-solving competition), OSC’s first participant in the NZYPT (physics-problem tournament) and Auckland Schools Debating competition (OSC achieving 6 consecutive wins).
“Her outstanding achievements of academic excellence and personal growth are a testament to her hard work, diligence, dedication and commitment,” said Patience.
Bui will study Engineering at university next year.