David’s scores dis­tinctly high

South Waikato News - - NEWS - By ADEN MILES

He ad­mits that he is drawn to the fan­tasy corner of Toko­roa In­ter­me­di­ate’s li­brary.

But there is noth­ing fic­tional about stu­dent David Mur­ray’s re­sult in the New South Wales English test af­ter the 12-year-old scored a High Dis­tinc­tion for the test which he sat two months ago.

‘‘They are mul­ti­ple ques­tion tests,’’ David said. ‘‘Ev­ery­one has been say­ing that it was hard, I was a bit mys­ti­fied at that be­cause it was quite easy for me.

‘‘The English test had ques­tions like iden­ti­fy­ing the cor­rect pro­noun for some­thing.’’

David had one hour to com­plete 50 ques­tions.

‘‘We had one hour but I got it fin­ished quickly so I was able to go over my an­swers.’’

David also scored a High Distinc- tion in his sci­ence test ear­lier this year. ‘‘I was re­ally sur­prised be­cause I didn’t think I could do it twice,’’ he said.

Prin­ci­pal Phil Straw said, ‘‘to get a High Dis­tinc­tion is an amaz­ing achieve­ment, he has now had two this year in dif­fer­ent sub­ject ar­eas.

‘‘Us­ing those tests as a guide he is per­form­ing in the top one per cent and that is quite some achieve­ment.’’

School staff are also proud of 13-year-old Ta­matha Paul-Durbin who gained a Dis­tinc­tion in the New South Wales English test.

DOU­BLE DIS­TINC­TION: Toko­roa In­ter­me­di­ate School stu­dent David Mur­ray has scored a High Dis­tinc­tion in two New South Wales aca­demic tests.

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