HPC student awarded national grant
A Hauraki Plains College student has been named as one of five recipients of the New Zealand Scholarship Grant.
The grant, launched by Crimson Education, was designed to provide recipients with tutoring, expert advice and resources to perform at their very best in upcoming NCEA and New Zealand Scholarship Examinations (NZSE). The program will connect each of the recipients to a scholarship strategist, as well as mentoring, tutoring and a range of services offered to prepare students for the end of year exams.
Year 13 student Isaac Heron, 17, said he was really happy to be named as the recipient.
He and one other from HPC filled in applications and attended interviews for the award. Students were interviewed and selected for the grant based on potential to succeed, passion for subjects, drive to do well and whether there was a focus on giving back to the community.
‘‘Because I now have 20 hours of tutoring I have added three subjects, English, chemistry and earth and space science, to my NZSE list .’’ he said.
Isaac was taking exams in biology, calculus, economics and Spanish.
He will be studying a law and science degree as he is interested in the fields of political science and genetics.
HPC academic dean Joy Carter said Isaac had been involved in the Young Enterprise programme and played tennis and hockey for his school.
‘‘He is a highly motivated student who performs in a league of his own academically. Being a student in a regional area comes with a unique set of challenges, so to see him equipped with additional resources to succeed in the upcoming NZQA exams is truly uplifting,’’ she said.
HPC principal Ngaire Harris said the school had just been notified Isaac had been placed first out of 2526 students in the University of Auckland’s National Economics Competition.
‘‘This is a remarkable achievement given Isaac has been learning economics by correspondence,’’ she said.