Sib­lings achieve top re­sults

Hard work recog­nised

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By ABBY BROWN

A for­mer Mata­mata Col­lege head boy and his twin sis­ter have been re­warded for their hard work.

Travis Scott was awarded the James Gor­don Good­fel­low Me­mo­rial Prize for be­ing the most dis­tin­guished stu­dent in his en­gi­neer­ing course at the Uni­ver­sity of Auck­land.

Alana Scott will re­ceive the Dean’s Medal for the Uni­ver­sity of Waikato’s man­age­ment school for aca­demic ex­cel­lence over her uni­ver­sity ca­reer in May.

Travis grad­u­ated top of his Uni­ver­sity of Auck­land en­gi­neer­ing class.

He is work­ing in the field of elec­tronic and em­bed­ded soft­ware which en­tails putting mi­crochips in prod­ucts.

He wants to get some in­dus­try ex­pe­ri­ence be­fore do­ing post­grad­u­ate work in com­puter en­gi­neer­ing and to be­come a lec­turer in this field one day.

Travis, who was also Mata­mata Col­lege dux, said he stud­ied en­gi­neer­ing be­cause he al­ways en­joyed maths and science, and ap­pre­ci­ated the field was not just the­ory.

In his Bach­e­lor of En­gi­neer­ing (Honours) fi­nal year he also won the an­nual $3000 Beca Schol­ar­ship.

Alana grad­u­ated in 2014 with a Bach­e­lor of Man­age­ment Stud­ies.

Dur­ing her study she gained mul­ti­ple schol­ar­ships in­clud­ing the AMP Do Your Thing Re­gional Schol­ar­ship to help her start a busi­ness and the Jane M Klaus­man In­ter­na­tional Women in Busi­ness Schol­ar­ship Award, as well as a ‘‘smat­ter­ing’’ of other awards.

She is start­ing her own busi­ness, A Lit­tle Bit Yummy, af­ter find­ing lit­tle re­sources to help her and fel­low Ir­ri­ta­ble Bowel Syn­drome suf­fer­ers.

The com­pany will pro­vide Low FODMAP diet recipes, a meal plan­ning ser­vice, on­line shop and even­tu­ally a door- to- door food de­liv­ery ser­vice.

She will also con­tinue her work restor­ing land next to Lake Oko­roire she and her dairy farm­ing dad bought four years ago.

She man­ages vol­un­teers who plant na­tive trees there to lift the health of lo­cal wa­ter­ways and sur­round­ing en­vi­ron­ment.

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Twins Travis and Alana Scott have been re­warded for their hard work.

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