University of Canterbury student receives prestigious Premier Award at Parliament
An impressive student: John-Paul Lay finished high school only last year, received a prestigious award and has now fast tracked his study by jumping straight into the second year of Engineering at the University of Canterbury.
Supplied: John-Paul Lay receiving his award with the Minister of Education at Parliament.
The Premier Awards recognise a student’s achievement of at least four New Zealand Scholarships subjects, including three or more at Outstanding level.
One of only twelve award recipients for 2020, John-Paul also received outstanding Scholarships in Chemistry, English, and Media Studies, and Scholarships in Calculus, Classical Studies, History, Physics, and Statistics. In addition, he received a Top Subject Scholar Award in Chemistry.
“I feel very privileged and honoured to receive this award,” says John-Paul.
“I had set this as a goal and worked very hard to achieve it. It also recognises the effort put in by my peers, family, and teachers that made it possible for me to attain the award.”