scoop.co.nz 21 Mar, 2021 23:00 am

Outstanding Rotorua Student Wins Myers Scholarship To Cambridge

Outstanding Rotorua Student Wins Myers Scholarship To Cambridge
Outstanding Rotorua student wins Myers scholarship to Cambridge Ishan Nath, deputy head boy, academic captain and leader of the academic committee at Rotorua’s John Paul College last year, has been awarded the prestigious Sir Douglas Myers scholarship ...

Ishan has also represented New Zealand in the International Mathematics Olympiad for the last three years, achieving a bronze medal in 2018 and 2019.In the 2020 edition of the Olympiad, Ishan 's score landed him a Gold Medal—only the second awarded to a New Zealand competitor in the history of the competition.He has learned both piano and guitar to a high standard and played in the school orchestra, was a member of the school debating team, and completed Speech New Zealand certificates and diploma.“My passion for mathematics ignited when I was exposed to Olympiad mathematics, firstly with the New Zealand Maths Olympiad Committee Camp Selection problems, then with the camp itself,” he says.

“Service towards my community is an important part of my life at the moment, and I hope that in ten years it will remain that way…I wish to remain involved with Fire and Emergency New Zealand and keep on helping out as a volunteer firefighter, and possibly become a crew leader and help people get into volunteer firefighting.” The late Sir Douglas Myers set up this scholarship 18 years ago for academically gifted students intending to return to New Zealand to become leaders in their chosen fields.

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