East Otago pupils stand out

Dunedin North Rotary Club scholarships of $1000 each have been awarded to Sarah Law, dux of East Otago High School, and Holly McGrouther, the school's head girl.

Ms Law plans to study architecture at the University of Auckland and Ms McGrouther will study environmental planning and management at the University of Otago.

Meanwhile, East Otago High School year 13 pupil and proxime accessit to the dux Hayley Keith is making a move from being a pupil to being a teacher.

Starting on January 18, she will spend seven months at Nawaquvesi, a remote village on the north coast of Viti Levu, the main island of Fiji, working as an assistant teacher of art, music, physical education and English at the 104-pupil school.

The programme, which is largely self-funded, has been set up by a support group called Latitude, and will see Ms Keith living with the local teacher in the village.

EOHS assistant principal Jan Malloch has provided a "quick course" on basic teaching and the school has promised support for her work in Fiji.

On her return, Ms Keith is considering enrolling at Victoria University in Wellington to study psychology and sociology.


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