Christian school success
A Pukekohe student is being recognised for her outstanding Cambridge examination results, which gained her the top placing for Divinity studies in New Zealand.
Pukekohe Christian School graduate Jessica Bruce, who is 16, is a strong believer in God and one day aims to become a missionary.
Bruce said that her desire to become a missionary influenced her to study divinity, which is a study that centres around Christian ideals.
Jessica checked her results everyday for six days until they were up online. A staggering 91 percent was her final mark that gave her the top divinity placing in New Zealand.
‘‘When I saw my divinity result, I was very excited and very happy.’’
Jessica also said that when she started to look at some of the questions throughout the divinity paper, she realised she had not done enough study; but someone was looking over her.
‘‘I firmly believe that a lot of what I wrote down was not just my knowledge, but I was guided by God in what I wrote, and that it wasn’t just a paper that I was sitting,’’ she said.
Jessica plans to take a gap year before making the move down to Otago where she plans to pursue a degree in medicine.
Pukekohe Christian School also celebrated the academic success of one of its other students, Ren Monn, who was first in New Zealand for geography.
Jessica Bruce was named top divinity studies student in New Zealand.