High-achieving Blockhouse Bay resident Nithya Narayanan travelled to Wellington in May to receive the Top Subject Scholarship for Economics, at the New Zealand Scholarship 2016 Top Scholar Awards.
These Awards, hosted by the Minister of Education in the Grand Hall at Parliament Buildings, Wellington, celebrate the academic achievements of the highest achieving secondary school students in the New Zealand Scholarship Examinations.
Also invited to attend the Awards was new Lynfield College Principal Cath Knell, who was present at the ceremony. “An outstanding achievement,” Ms Knell commented proudly of Nithya’s award.
Nithya attended Blockhouse Bay Primary School, Blockhouse Bay Intermediate and then Lynfield College. She was the NZ Spelling Bee Champion in 2013 as a Yr10 student, winning on the spelling of ‘perestroika’, meaning ‘the policy or practice of restructuring the economic and political system in the former Soviet Union’. Nithya then went on to achieve 1st in Scholarship Economics. She is currently studying English, Latin, Economics and Law at the University of Auckland.
Congratulations Nithya from the Lynfield College community.