Lau­ren starts Uni with schol­ar­ship

Matamata Chronicle - - Motoring - REXINE HAWES

Lau­ren Ring’s been re­warded.

Ring, aged 18, is in her fi­nal days as a high school stu­dent at St Paul’s Collegiate in Hamil­ton.

The Mata­mata teen is head­ing to Can­ter­bury Uni­ver­sity next year with a Lead­ers of To­mor­row ter­tiary schol­ar­ship and a Can­ter­bury Uni­ver­sity Schol­ar­ship of Ex­cel­lence.

She was also awarded the Uni­ver­sity of Can­ter­bury Emerg­ing lead­er­ship has Lead­er­ship Schol­ar­ship.

Both schol­ar­ships are awarded for the ap­pli­cant who has demon­strated all-round abil­ity and who ex­hibit lead­er­ship po­ten­tial.

The ex­cel­lence award is for achiev­ing ex­cel­lence in NCEA lev­els two and three.

All schol­ar­ships of­fered re­cip­i­ents $6000 to go to­wards the first years course fees.

Ring is study­ing engi­neer­ing, po­ten­tially ma­jor­ing in civil engi­neer­ing. She is con­tem­plat­ing study­ing a busi­ness.

Ring says she orig­i­nally planned to study medicine at Otago, but felt engi­neer­ing was the bet­ter op­tion.

She says her par­ents Guy and Kaye sup­port her choice to do engi­neer­ing over medicine.

‘‘A lot of peo­ple I know who have just fin­ished their first year told me not to do medicine. It’s just so stress­ful,’’ she says.

Start­ing uni­ver­sity is an ex­cit­ing ad­ven­ture for Ring, but it is con­joint degree in fin­ish­ing up high school and head­ing out on her own that she is most ex­cited about. ‘‘I quite like it down there.’’ She will be liv­ing at the Rochester and Rutherford hall with other stu­dents from St Paul’s Collegiate, so she will see plenty of fa­mil­iar faces.

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