Dannevirke: Competitive friends share dux award

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Laura Sandbrook is one of the girls to win a Dux award.
Laura Sandbrook is one of the girls to win a Dux award.

For just the third time in 49 years, Dannevirke High School has presented two Dux awards at its end of year prizegiving.

Laura Sandbrook and Angela Wyatt share the award, each receiving a $3000 scholarship.

Principal Dawid de Villiers said the first time it occurred was in 1964, then again in 2007.

"The nice thing about this years double Dux award is that the girls are good friends. They have spurred each other on and the competition had brought out the best in both of them.

"I am very happy for them - they are both superb academically. The award is based on statistics, and these two have the same subjests and the same results. There was nothing between them. They have both excelled throughout their five years at Dannevirke High School and worked hard - they absolutely deserve to share the award."

Dr de Villiers said it will be interesting to watch their careers in the future.

Laura is heading to Otago University to study medicine while Angela will go to Massey to study science.

"They are both a shining example of how hard work pays off," said Dr de Villiers.

Dannevirke High School Prizegiving

Year 13 and special awards

Angela Barnes: Honours Award for 1st Place in Level 3 Home Economics and

STAR Tourism. Year 13 Home Economics Prize (presented by the Dannevirke High School Home Economics Department).

Laura Brown: Honours Award for 2nd Place in Level 3 Mathematics with Calculus

Emma Carr: Honours Award for 2nd Place in Level 3 Health.

Georgia Dawson: Honours Award for 1st Place in Level 3 Accounting, Geography and Social History, 2nd Place in Level 3 Design & Visual Communication MCI & Associates Prize for Year 13 Accounting Co-Winner, Mitchell & Greatbatch Prize for Year 13 Design & Visual Communication.

Seth Dine: Prize for Year 13 Engineering (presented by Metalform Dannevirke).

Angus Duncan: Honours Award for 1st Place in Level 3 Visual Arts.

Benjamin Eriksen: Honours Award for 2nd Place in Gateway.

Jared Garvey: Honours Award for 2nd Place in Level 3 Visual Arts Photography.

Courtney Gemmell: Honours Award for 2nd Place in Level 3 Agriculture/Horticulture.

Nathan Gowan: Honours Award for 1st Place in Level 3 Music Musicians Trophy for Senior Music.

Caitlin Hutching: Honours Award for 2nd Place in level 3 Digital Technology.

Megan Jensen: Honours Award for 1st Place in Level 3 Classical Studies and Design & Visual Communication, 2nd Place in Level 3 English Norman Paulsen Prize for Year 13 Social Studies and Language (presented by Mr MJ Paulsen) Co-winner, Mitchell & Greatbatch Prize for Year 13 Design & Visual Communication.

Tania MacKay: Honours Award for 1st Place in Level 3 Drama Dannevirke Theatre Company Cup for Most Outstanding Contribution to the Performing Arts Torrance Family Trophy for Senior Drama.

Ingimar Menzies: Honours Award for 1st Place in Level 3 Mathematics with Calculus Cup for Year 13 Mathematics with Calculus (presented by Mikaela Ronke).

Jessika Petera: Honours Award for 2nd Place in Te Waharoa Te Reo O Matariki (The Voice of the Stars) Trophy for Senior Maori (plus a Grandma's Lolly Jar, Dannevirke voucher).

Maxine Puhipuhi: Honours Award for 1st Place in Level 3 Visual Arts Photography Visual Arts Department Book Prize for Top Year 13 Visual Arts Student Senior Art Prize (presented by Nick Hill, Dannevirke Picture Shop) Janene Weber Memorial Cup for Senior Art.

Maddisen Ratten: Honours Award for 1st Place in Level 3 Health and Sport Science 'Activate' Dannevirke Prize for Top Student in Year 13 Physical Education Cup for Top Year 13 Physical Education Student (presented by Dannevirke High School Physical Education Department).

Mike Ruaporo: Honours Award for 2nd Place in Level 3 Accounting.

Jaycob Sandbrook: Honours Award for 2nd Place in Level 3 Music.

Laura Sandbrook: Honours Award for 1st Place in Level 3 Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics with Statistics, 2nd Place in Level 3 Physics Kevin Hoar Cup for Excellence in Practical Biology National Bank Cup for Year 13 Mathematics with Statistics.

Ariah Shingleton: Honours Award for 2nd Place in Level 3 Visual Arts.

Jessica Sinclair: Honours Award for 1st Place in Level 3 Agriculture/Horticulture.

Johnothan Smiley-Guilford: KB Ford Limited Prize for Senior Design Technology (Automotive).

Shani Stewart: Honours Award for 1st Place in Level 3 Digital Technology and 2nd Place in Level 3 STAR Tourism Year 13 Information and Communication Technology Prize: (presented by Stanco Telecommunication).

Stevee Taylor: Honours Award for 1st Place in Level 3 English and 2nd Place in Level 3 Drama Year 13 Speech Prize (presented by Dannevirke Rotary Club) Senior Speech Cup Thomsen Cup for Year 13 English.

Joshua Thomson: Honours Award for 2nd Place in Level 3 Geography.

Keiran Turton: Honours Award for 2nd Place in Level 3 Home Economics.

Chad Wallace: Honours Award for 2nd Place in Level 3 Sport Science, Life Music, Painting , In Pursuit of Excellence in Music (presented by J.W.K. Botting).

Jayden Wotherspoon: Honours Award for 1st Place in Level 3 Visual Arts Design.

Angela Wyatt: Honours Award for 1st Place in Level 3 Physics and 2nd Place in Level 3 Biology, Chemistry, Classical Studies and Mathematics With Statistics Hendy Prize for Practical Science J Cusack Cup for Year 13 Physics Senior Classical Studies Trophy (presented by the Menzies Family).

SPECIAL PRIZES 2013

SD Atkinson Cup for Outstanding Contribution to the School: Stevee Taylor (presented by Mr and Mrs S.D. Atkinson).

JEC Whibley Cup for Athletics and Scholastic Achievement for Girls: Tania MacKay

Derek Stratford Memorial Cup for Excellence in Character, Scholarship: Ingimar Menzies and Athletics for Boys (presented by Mr N. Stratford).

Exemplar Cup 2013: Georgia Dawson.

Year 9 Prize (presented by 'Go Bus' Transport): Lauren Carr.

Year 10 Prize (presented by 'Go Bus' Transport): Monique Barrow.

Year 11 Prize (presented by 'Go Bus' Transport): Ruth Barrow.

Year 12 Prize (presented by 'Go Bus' Transport): Chantal Buckley.

Prize for Dux 2013 (presented by 'Go Bus' Transport).

Geoffrey M Wright Memorial Cup for Dux of the School 2013: Laura Sandbrook / Angela Wyatt.

Prize list to be continued throughout the week.

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