Dilworth Top Scholars 2018

March 27, 2019


Academic success was celebrated at a function to acknowledge Dilworth’s Top Scholars, held at the Senior Campus on Tuesday 26 March.

Top Scholars are students who achieved an overall Excellence endorsement in the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) qualification framework.

“Our Top Scholars evening is our opportunity to celebrate the academic achievements of our Dilworth students. We’re all very proud of the outstanding results achieved in 2018. Congratulations to all our students who have been honoured,” says Acting Principal Neil Ritchie.

Achieving an Excellence endorsement requires at least 50 of the minimum 80 credits for NCEA Level 1 to be at Excellence level. For Levels 2 and 3, at least 50 of the minimum 60 credits required must be at Excellence level.

Those students who achieved an Excellence endorsement received a certificate and Top Scholars badge, presented by Dilworth Trustee Jonathan Mason, to acknowledge their success. They are:

NCEA Level 1 (Year 11)

NCEA Level 2 (Year 12)

NCEA Level 3 (Year 13)

Sam Donaldson

Josh Hirst

Lennox Jones

Chan Lee

Jo Nguyen

Thomas Nguyen

Mudiwa Makaza

Henry Wang

George Wells

Paolo Aquino

Anthony Bray

Ngana Finau

Quinn Gray

Joji Joseph

Marvin Tao

Elaijah Tuivaiti

Isaac Vaeau-Mulitalo

Sam Brown

Harrison Dudley-Rode

Jonathan Haydon

Shaan Johari

Guneesh Jubal

Liam Ottley

Dylan Petherick

Steven Sieu

Luke Trowell


Trustee Peter Alexander presented our Silver medals, for those students who achieved excellent results in Scholarship examinations and our Gold medals for academic achievement.

The five students who achieved excellent results in the Scholarship examinations and were presented with a Silver medal are Anthony Bray, Sam Brown, Quinn Gray, Liam Ottley and Elaijah Tuivaiti.

Our top award for the evening is the Dilworth Gold medal for Top Scholar and Runner Up, given to the students who have achieved the greatest academic success during the last three years.

The 2018 Top Scholar Gold Medal went to Liam Ottley, while the award for Runner Up was given to Guneesh Jubal.

Special mention was also made of Pelesio ‘Aho, whose Level 3 Printmaking board received an excellence endorsement. As a result, Pelesio’s work is now part of this year’s touring exhibition of top visual art portfolios, showcasing the best student work around New Zealand.