Awards 2016

DUX of Ashburton College 2016 – Katie Hill and therefore recipient of the Rotary Club of Ashburton Trust Scholarship Award and the Ashburton High School Centennial Trust Plaque

In gaining Dux, Katie also attained the following Awards –
  • Art Practical
  • Classical Studies
  • Senior Drama Cup
  • English (Maria Jarman Prize and Cup)
  • History (John Stewart Memorial Prize and Digby Prosser Cup)
  • Brian Edmondston Prize for Excellence in Historical Research
  • Level 3 Excellence Award
  • Peer Support Mentor Citizenship Award for outstanding participation, support and contribution.
  • Application and Effort

And also recipient of –

  • Robert Bell Memorial Prize
  • Ashburton Trust Tertiary Study Scholarship
  • R O McDowell Award for pride in their school and community
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Proxime Accessit (Runner–Up to the Dux) – Sarah Tiffen and recipient of the Rotary Club of Ashburton Scholarship Award

Sarah’s pathway to this achievement came via Awards in –
  • Accounting (Gabites Ltd Prize)
  • Japanese (Miyabi Japanese Restaurant Prize)
  • Ashburton Lions Club Award for individual research in Mathematics with Statistics (Joint Award)
  • Frank Veale Memorial Trophy for contribution to the College Phoenix Magazine
  • Achievement in Level 3 Calculus On-line
  • Level 3 Excellence Award
  • Peer Support Mentor Citizenship Award for outstanding participation, support and contribution
  • Application and Effort

And also recipient of –

  • EA Networks Scholarship for a student studying to enter the Electrical Industry
  • Ashburton Trust Tertiary Study Scholarship
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R O McDowell Crystal Trophy for Character and Leadership (presented by the Ashburton High School Centennial Trust) Gemma Duncan

Gemma also received –
 

  • Ashburton Trust Tertiary Study Scholarship
  • Level 3 Merit Award
  • Peer Support Mentor Citizenship Award for outstanding participation, support and contribution
  • Application and Effort
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Inaugural NBS Ashburton College Alumni Scholarship Lucy Clough.

This award has been donated by the establishing Ashburton College Alumni Group and the Nelson Building Society (NBS). It is awarded to a Year 13 student who has demonstrated the College Values of Quality, Pride and Respect and who has shown this commitment, and the values of citizenship, in their activities through the College.

In gaining the following awards Lucy was well-placed to be the proud inaugural recipient of the above award –
 

  • Addis Trophy for Vocal Music
  • Ashburton Musical Club Trophy for the best performance student
  • Mid Canterbury Choir Award for contribution to the Phoenix Chorus
  • Level 3 Merit Award
  • Application and Effort

 

Lucy also received –

  • An Ashburton Trust Tertiary Study Scholarship
  • The Lions Club of Ashburton Senior Service and Leadership Award
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Rakirua Trophy for the Top All-Round Achievement by a Māori student in Year 13 Helena Rossellini

Helena was also awarded –
 

  • Level 3 Merit Award
  • Peer Support Mentor Citizenship Award for outstanding participation, support and contribution
  • Application and Effort
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Life Ashburton Pharmacy Cup and Prize for the Top Overall Student studying three Sciences Sam Cleland

Sam was also awarded –
 

  • Biology (Drummond Memorial Prize and Watson Cup)
  • Level 3 Excellence Award
  • Application and Effort
  • Turner Memorial Prize for Citizenship
  • T T Ryder Prize for application, cheerful effort and building significantly on his learning
  • Ashburton Trust Tertiary Study Scholarship
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Year 13 Award Ceremony – Community Contributed Awards

On behalf of our student recipients Ashburton College acknowledges, with gratitude, the community-minded support which enables the annual provision of the following generous scholarships.

Ashburton Trust Tertiary Study Scholarship Recipients – Ella Bonnington, Sam Cleland, Lucy Clough, Gemma Duncan, Madeleine Evans, Katie Hill, Ashley Kelland, Scott Kelland, Lauren Rattray, Katie Read, Olivia Scott, Sarah Tiffen.

Ashburton Club and MSA Scholarship – Scott Kelland

Masonic Music Scholarship – Annelise Diamond

Ashburton Masonic Lodge Centennial Scholarship – Kerry Claydon-Wade

EA Networks Scholarship for a Student Studying to Enter the Electrical Industry – Jonathon Stevents, Sarah Tiffen

Lions of Ashburton Country Award for Citizenship and Community Involvement – Kerry Claydon-Wade

Rotary Club of Ashburton and Fooks Memorial Award for Prominence in Scholarship, Leadership and Extra-Curricular Activities – Ashley Kelland

 

Ashburton High School Centennial Trust Top Scholar Award for Year 11 –  Chrizia Cayanan

In attaining the Year 11 Top Scholar Award Chrizia gained the following Awards –
  • Top Scholar in English (Ashburton District Council Prize and Stapleton Cup)
  • Top Scholar in Mathematics (Ashburton District Council Prize) – joint award
  • Top Scholar in Science and Gordon Binsted Cup (Ashburton District
  • Council Prize) – joint award
  • Accounting (Brophy Knight Limited Prize)
  • German (German Embassy Prize)
  • Music
  • General Excellence in 11GF
  • Academic Excellence
  • Application and Effort
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Thistle Masonic Lodge Prize for Citizenship – Sol Gonzalez

 
This award is presented to a student who displays excellence in citizenship and community spirit.  In being acknowledged with the award, Sol was described as a student who consistently displays humility, selflessness and kindness, in interacting with students and staff alike. She has been instrumental in offering advice and guidance to new students at Ashburton College, often in her own time, and helps newcomers adjust to new ways in a foreign country. Such help is always carried out willingly and with enthusiasm, and often at her own inconvenience. Sol’s inherently positive nature is infectious and people feel good about themselves as a result of their time spent together. Without exception, this student has taken up the many opportunities College offers and has been a dedicated and reliable member of the College and wider Mid Canterbury community. In being given this award, Sol was identified as an exemplary role model in all areas, with the Selection Committee Summarising by acknowledging Sol as “the essence of goodness”.

  • At the Prize-Giving Sol also gained
  • Art Practical Prize
  • Application and Effort.
  • Acknowledgement and credit is given to the four other nominees:  Michael Baker, Erin Connelly-Whyte, Kate Donaldson and Uatifoti Saofai.
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Rakiroa Trophy for the Top Performing Year 11 Māori Student – Jessie Banks

 

 

In attaining this recognition Jessie also gained an Application and Effort Award

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ANZ Bank Academic Achievement Award for the Top Student in Year 12 – Samantha McArthur

In attaining the Year 12 Top Scholar Award Samantha gained the following Awards, in what was to prove an exciting night for her –
 

  • Chemistry (Ashburton District Council Prize)
  • English (Mary Bovett Prize and Murrow Cup) – joint award
  • Music
  • Paisley Trophy for contribution to Music
  • Senior Speech Trophy
  • Highly Commended in the senior prose section of the Ashburton College Creative Writing Competition
  • Excellence in Level 2 German On-line
  • Citizenship Award – mentoring students in reading
  • Level 2 Excellence Award
  • Application and Effort
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Rarakiroa Award for the Top Year 12 Māori Student – Veronica Wall

Veronica also gained the following awards –
  • Senior Girls’ Sports Cup – for the most elite female sportsperson in the College
  • Steve Beveridge Trophy for the best performed rower
  • And received, on behalf of the Girls’ Rowing Under 18 Coxed Quad, the Bevan Bain Trophy for the team that brought the most credit to Ashburton College.

Team members were:

Veronica Wall, Fran Connelly- Whyte, Grace Wilson, Lara Biggs, Emma Jansen.

  • Level 2 Excellence Award
  • Application and Effort
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Head Boy and Head Girl 2017

Nic Thomassen and Samantha McArthur

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Board of Trustees Student Representative

The successful candidate this year – Tori Watson

Tori also gained awards at the Year 12 Prize-Giving –
 

 

  • Economics
  • Geography – R B Ching Prize and Trophy
  • Physical Education
  • Highly Commended in the Senior Prose Section of the Ashburton College Creative Writing Competition
  • Level 2 Excellence Award
  • Application and Effort
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