Siblings achieve top results
Hard work recognised
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.
Twins Travis and Alana Scott have been rewarded for their hard work.