Sir Edmund Hillary Scholar Recent Achievements

See also: Alumni Scholars

Jessica Turfrey | Georgia Nicholls | Matthew Graham | Hamish Miller | Courtney Rennie

Jessica Turfrey:

New Zealand U21 Team Selection


Jessica was named in the New Zealand 2018 U21 rowing team, she will be competing in the Womens pair, four and eight. This will be taken place in Australia on June 28-30th and New Zealand August 23-25th. This will involve international racing with the Australian and Canadian u21 teams. 

Georgia Nicholls:

TEDxRuakura Salon


I was very fortunate to be asked to speak about the work I did over the summer at a TEDx Salon event. This was a great opportunity for me to develop my public speaking skills and present for an internationally recognised organisation, even if it was for one of their less prestigious events. I was also able to network with the other speakers and learn about their backgrounds which was a really great experience. The other two student speakers were studying at PhD level at the University of Waikato. It was a humbling experience to speak alongside them, as they are much further along in their studies. 

Matthew Graham:

Quarterfinals for Men's Doubles at Oceania Champs


Ocania Championships 2018, Waikato, 8 - 11 Feburary. International event (oceanic region). Competitors consisted of olympic doubles pairings, previous and upcoming commonwealth games players and national players.

Hamish Miller:

U19 Ironman Champion


Won my 2nd consecutive U19 Ironman Title in tough Gisborne conditions and placed 5th in the Open Ironman a few minutes later. 

Courtney Rennie:

Selection into NZ Under 23 Rowing Team, 2018


I was invited to trial for the NZ Under 23 Rowing Team in Febuary, after a successful summer season.

After five days of gruelling racing, erging and training I was selected again to represent NZ in the Under 23 Lightweight Women's Single.

In July we travel as a team to Poznan, Poland, to compete in the Under 23 World Rowing Championships where I want to medal in my event.

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