Prizes set stu­dents up for the fu­ture

South Waikato News - - NEWS / HE PU¯ RONGORONGO -

Am­bi­tions were ful­filled at the For­est View High School prize­giv­ing, as Leonie Nu­groho won dux and Rachel Durie claimed prox­ime.

Head girl Nu­groho and Durie had al­ways set their sights on the top spots.

‘‘ We’ve al­ways strived to achieve at a high level,’’ 17-yearold Nu­groho said.

The two friends re­ceived nu­mer­ous awards at last week’s prize­giv­ing.

Nu­groho re­ceived two schol­ar­ships and Durie won three.

Their suc­cess topped off their five- year high school ca­reer, which will launch them into a bright fu­ture.

Durie will at­tend univer­sity next year to study a four-year bach­e­lor of agri­cul­tural sci­ence.

And while she has no idea of her ca­reer path, she is con­fi­dent it will be clear after her de­gree.

‘‘I’m def­i­nitely pas­sion­ate about agri­cul­ture and there is al­ways new jobs be­ing cre­ated.’’

Nu­groho has de­cided she would be a teacher next year in a vol­un­teer pro­gramme.

She will travel to China in March to be an as­sis­tant English teacher.

‘‘What I want to achieve is per­sonal growth and to help the global com­mu­nity.’’

High achievers: For­est View High School dux, Leonie Nu­groho, left, and prox­ime ac­ces­sit, Rachel Durie, set their sights on the awards all year.

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