Sunday, 28 February 2021

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NCEA achievements celebrated at Mercury Bay Area School

Mercury Bay Area School celebrated their outstanding 2020 NCEA achievements at a whole school assembly on Wednesday last week.

At the assembly, 25 students (this year in Year 12) received certificates for endorsing NCEA Level 1 with Merit and 10 NCEA Level 1 students received certificates for endorsing with Excellence. At NCEA Level 2 (this year’s Year 13 students), 13 students received certificates for endorsing with Merit and seven students were recognised for endorsing with Excellence. The NCEA Level 3 students have also done very well with 13 endorsing with Merit and seven endorsing with Excellence.

The top NCEA Level 1 student and recipient of the Board of Trustees prize for Best Academic Performance in Year 11 was Holly Smith. This year’s head boy, Austin Morcom, was the top NCEA Level 2 student and recipient of the Board of Trustees prize for Best Academic Performance in Year 12. The Proxime Accessit (second best achiever in NCEA Level 3) was Hannah Murphy, while the Dux of the School (top achiever in NCEA Level 3) and recipient of the Phyllis Simpson Memorial Cup was last year’s head girl, Juliet Lidgard.

Making the achievement for Juliet more special was the fact that Errol Moore, her Year 1 teacher at Te Rerenga School, who’s now retired at Waihi Beach, attended the assembly on Wednesday. “It’s a wonderful achievement for Juliet,” Errol said. “She has always been a kind and a hard worker, I’m very happy for her.”

Pictured: Last year’s top NCEA students. From left to right – Holly smith, Austin Morcom, Juliet Lidgard and Hannah Murphy.

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