Top scholars recognised

From left, Pakuranga MP Simeon Brown, Macleans College pupils Angela Yang and Judy Fong, and Macleans College principal Steve Hargreaves. Photo supplied

East Auckland school pupils were recently recognised for their academic brilliance at the Top Scholar Awards in Wellington.

Macleans College 2020 dux Angela Yang was named one of only 12 premier scholars in New Zealand for her outstanding scholarship results in chemistry, physics, Chinese, and statistics.

Fellow Macleans pupil Judy Fong was awarded a top subject scholars award for placing first in English across the country.

Macleans College principal and Pakuranga MP Simeon Brown were among those in attendance at the ceremony at Parliament on May 19.

Brown describes Fong’s success as a “truly impressive achievement”.

He says the local community has a longstanding reputation for being one of the best places in the country to receive a world-class education.

“The recent Top Scholar Awards ceremony in Parliament has again proven that to be the case.

“It’s a real privilege as the MP for Pakuranga to congratulate students from east Auckland on their success at the prestigious Top Scholar Awards ceremony, which recognises the students with the top-performing academic results from around New Zealand each year.

“Congratulations to all the students in Pakuranga who achieved such great results last year despite the high level of disruption to studies as a result of Covid-19.

“To have got through such a challenging year is an achievement in itself, and credit goes to all the students and teachers who worked so hard throughout.”