Great minds compete in NI finals

Over the holiday break, seven WGHS students competed in the New Zealand Physics and Mathematics Competition North Island Finals hosted at the University of Auckland. Two more students, Ella Wilson (Year 12) and Elaine Zhou (Year 10), also made the finals but were unable to attend.

This is a very prestigious competition which is by invitation only. Being invited means these students scored in the top 1% of students in the first round of the competition earlier this year. Well done!

Our students were:

Year 9
Jessica Ding, Cindy Tang

Year 11
Tara Yoo, Yun-Shiun Chen

Year 12
Debbie Lee, Natalie Shen

Year 13
Amaya Lichauco

The participants were from one of 44 schools competing – 160 students in total. The competition was tough, but a fantastic time was had by all. They enjoyed a 90-minute challenging examination, followed by an afternoon of food, university student group presentations, and lectures on super-charging their learning skills.