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2020 Scholars' Assembly

Today Auckland Grammar School held its annual Scholars' Assembly, where 33 young men were recognised.

In 2019, Auckland Grammar was once again one of the top 3 performing Schools in the country in NZQA Scholarship examinations, after students earned 151 individual Scholarship awards.

Our Top Scholars also attained outstanding results in their Cambridge examinations, including 1 Top in the World Award, 6 Top in New Zealand Awards, 4 High Achievement Awards and the Best Performance in NZ across 4 AS Levels, achieved by Senior Prefect N.J Chen.

The student body was addressed by Dr Alastair MacCormick '57, a prefect in 1960 and 1961, who was awarded a Williamson Scholarship and the Tomlinson Memorial prize.

Dr MacCormick MA PhD Yale, BSc MCom (Business and Economics) is an Emeritus Professor of the University of Auckland. He was Dean of the Business School for 14 years, subsequently becoming Deputy Vice – Chancellor and, for an interim period, Vice – Chancellor.

Over the last 15 years, Dr McCormick has been active with innovation in the IT, biotech and health fields. He was appointed to the NZ Government Innovation Board in 2011 and is a member of the Callaghan Innovation Grants Committee.

Dr MacCormick was Vice President of the Auckland Grammar School Old Boys’ Association from 1975 – 78,  President 1979 – 1980 and made an Honorary Life Member in 1985.

Currently he is a member of the New Zealand Tertiary Education Commission.

Eight of our scholars have returned to Grammar in 2020 as members of 7A, between them having gained 21 Scholarships as Form 6 students. This includes Top Scholar Nathan (N.J.) Chen, who will be striving for that top award again in 2020.

The School congratulates all 33 students who received their Scholars' certificates and ties. Their names will be added to the Honours Boards that envelope the Great Hall of our campus.

Click here to read the full list of students, their achievements, 2019 extracurricular activities and their plans for 2020.

Click here for photos from the day.

Click here to watch the 2020 Scholars' Assembly in full, including the address from guest speaker Dr Alastair MacCormick '57.