All success is equal, says professor
Forest View High School rewarded it’s top senior students earlier this month.
At the school’s annual senior prizegiving Morgan Pourau was presented with the award for dux.
Morgan, who will start a Bachelor of Science at Lincoln University next year, received several awards including the Piwi Tipi Haere Trophy for the top Maori academic achiever.
Morgan was also awarded first in subject prizes for level three, biology, chemistry and physical education as well as a Year 13 Merit Award for outstanding effort and attitude.
Proxime Accessit went to the school’s 2010 student leader of learning, Ethan McKenzie.
Among Ethan’s accolades were academic awards for writing and speech making, the Alleasing Cup and Rent Plus Award for best senior student in science and mathematics and first in level three mathematics with calculus, mathematics with statistics, physics and English as well as a Year 13 Merit Award. Ethan is planning to do a work-based OE around Europe next year.
Guest speaker at the prizegiving was Professor Desmond Gorman, associate dean of the Faculty of Medical and Health Services of the University of Auckland.
Professor Gorman said that New Zealanders struggle to do two things: failure and success. He said there was a mistaken belief that there is a hierarchy for success and he stressed that there is no type of success that is inferior to another type of success
He challenged the audience to not allow ‘‘ignorant and stupid people’’ to steal their right to enjoy their achievements and successes.
Forest View High School Senior Prizegiving results for 2010: Special awards Dux, Tokoroa Host Lions Club Award, trophy donated by Whitbread-Edwards family, the Dux Medal, Piwi Tipi Haere Trophy and John Stevens Electrical Scholarship for the top Maori academic achiever, Morgan Pourau; Proxime Accessit, Alleasing Cup and Rent Plus Award for best senior student in science and mathematics, Tokoroa New World Award, Greenstone Group Waikato LP Award for Academic Excellence, Forest View High School Cup, The Higgins Cup for year 12 and 13 speeches,the Mrs L Davey Cup for year 12 and 13 writing, Ethan McKenzie; S R and A Deihl Award, Forest View High School Staff Cup for best senior student in arts and social science, Kelly Nicholas and Amy-Leigh Christie; Tokoroa City Lions Memorial Award for the all-round pupil proceeding to tertiary education, Brian King Award for contribution to music, Head Boy Award, John Bright; Head Girl Award, Kelly Nicholas; Ben Sneddon Cup for agriculture, Wesley Johnston; Contribution to Library Award, Cindy Nguyen; the Toastmasters Cup for year 11 speeches, Teish Teitako; Year 11 writing award, Tullia Pye; award for commitment and contribution to lighting and sound over a number of years; Danielle Reeves; for contribution to the student council, Jesse Ruru; AFS Central Plateau Chapter Prize for the student who shows ability in promoting understanding between cultures, Caitlin Whitford; the Spray and Fertworx Ltd Cup for contribution to the cultural life of the school, Matthew Potoru; the Yvonne Manuel Memorial Trophy, Te Piringatahi Student of the Year Award for the most co-operative pupil in Maori activities, Chloe Pomare; Te Koputangata Mutua Trophy for commitment and contribution to Polinetia Fa’atasi at a senior level, Mathew Tautari. Year 13 subject awards. Hospitality, food and nutrition, Robyn Joynt; the BNSW Cup for business administration, pho- tography Indira Hodges; computer studies, Michael Salmon; tourism, Olivia Sinclair; music, Tracy Chua; web-page, Danielle Reeves; agriculture, Charlotte West; dance, Roman Masters; The Watkins Trophy for history, Kelly Nicholas; The Vanya Crocker Award for painting for Amy Nicholson; The Julie Ann Gawn Memorial Trophy for biology, The Cox Cup for chemistry, The Scarlett Cup for physical education, Morgan Pourau; The NZ Society geography prize, Amy-Leigh Christie; the Blucher Cup for mathematics with calculus, mathematics with statistics, physics, the Brian Hayson Memorial Trophy for English, Ethan McKenzie.
Merit awards for outstanding effort and attitude, Matthew Bridson, John Bright, Amy-Leigh Christie, Tracy Chua, Selena Craig, Thomas Duncan, Fraser Flutey, Indira Hodges, Wesley Johnstone, Cody Magee, Ethan McKenzie, Kelly Nicholas, Morgan Pourau, Jesse Ruru, Michael Salmon, Olivia Sinclair, Ashleigh Wilson, Emma Woodrow-Smith. Year 12 subject awards. Dance, Teish Taikato; business administration, Jax Baker; computer studies, Nicholas Totton; hospitality, Chantel Lambert; preparation for employment, Sarah Kasper; mathematics (12MA2), Jordon Pye; communication English, Kerrid Te Hiko; physical education, photography, Laura Clark; geography, social studies, history, Tay-Jana Brown; art, graphics, Nelson Chan; national certificate in mathematics, Samuel Flavell; tourism, Shiloh Edwards; English internally assessed, Chloe Pomare; mechanical engineering level 2, Jordon Sutherland; building construction and allied trades, James Sutherland; food and nutrition, Kim Totoro; health, Kasey Boreham-Devos; first equal in agriculture, Georgia Newton, Tylar Martin-Simmons; automotive, Joseph Rusk; video conference history, biology, chemistry, physics, English, mathematics, Cindy Nguyen; economics, Ira Pascoe; sports academy, Mason Nestor; media studies, Zoe Jansen.
Merit awards for outstanding effort and attitude, Tay-Jana Brown, Hazel Brown, Laura Clark, Aaron Emerson, Sarah Kasper, Nadine More, Mason Nestor, Cindy Nguyen, Ira Pascoe, Jordon Pye, Niria Rika, Alexis Shaw, Kim Totoro, Nicholas Totton. Year 11 subject awards. Food and nutrition, Shai-Star Whetu; hospitality, Savanna Leonard; economics, Hannah Adams; music, Jordan Ehrhardt; national certificate in mathematics, Cheyanne Manu; furniture making, Daniel Steed; mechanical engineering, Anthony Marsh; geography, Luanna Karl; dance, Mariana Mutu; graphics, Maxwell Harris; automotive, agriculture, Joshua Pennefather; communication English, Damian Burich; carving, Corey Carter; English internal option, Amanda Andrew; history, Lakin Hall; mathematics (MA2), Deni Jay McLean; science, health, first equal in social studies, Allanah Pearce; first equal in social studies, Japanese, English, first equal in art, Tullia Pye; first equal in art, Maori, Alisha Haare; NZ science, Tara-Anne Pascoe; information management, Hilary Dahm; mathematics, Ryotaro Wright; physical education, Nick Drysdale.
Merit awards for outstanding effort and attitude, Amanda Andrew, Martha Bowring, Hilary Dahm, Sheridan Daniels, Zania Douglas, Jordan Ehrhardt, Sam Gribble, Maxwell Harris, Lakin Hall, Luana Karl, Thea KeithMatchitt, Savanna Leonard, Cheyanne Manu, Tara Pascoe, Alannah Pearce, Joshua Pennefather, Tullia Pye, Letitia Taikato, Briana Te Whare, Shai Star Whetu.
TOP TWO: Forest View High School dux Morgan Pourau (centre) and proxime accessit Ethan McKenzie with guest speaker at their prizegiving Professor Desmond Gorman.