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Hamilton students among new Hillary Scholars

Hamilton students among new Hillary Scholars

Sixteen Hamilton students are among the recipients of this year’s Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship.

The University of Waikato has awarded scholarships to more than 40 students who have been recognised as being academic high achievers and who also excel in either sport or in the creative and performing arts.

Among the scholarship recipients are former Hamilton Girls’ High School students Georgia Allen (rowing) and Tessa Leong (football), former Hamilton Boys’ High School students Codi Merito (BMX) and Aidan Sarikaya (hockey), former Hillcrest High School student Quin Leong (dance), former St Paul’s Collegiate student John Penyas (football/futsal), former St John’s College student Hamish Sheridan (basketball), former Waikato Diocesan School for Girls student Natalie Trow (Graphic Design) and current University of Waikato students Eliza Boom (voice), Camille Buscomb (athletics track/road), Natasha FitzSimons (hockey), Alice Kennedy (theatre studies), Oliver Leydon-Davis (badminton), Gwen Lyon (music (singing), dance, theatre), Miriam Mooney (theatre) and Madison Nonoa-Horsefield (music – classical singing).

The Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship, offered since 2005, provides recipients with full course fees while studying at Waikato, comprehensive support for their academic, sporting and/or arts activities and additional support in leadership and personal development.


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