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Some of our recent Scholarship Recipients
Findlay Family Scholarship Recipient – Toby Aikman-Nordon
Toby is relishing the opportunities that Scots affords him to develop all of his interests. Academically, Toby is a keen drama and English student who enjoys the creative nature of both subjects. He also enjoys humanities and graphics.
A keen musician, Toby has been playing the violin since he was 4 years old, and at Scots he is involved in the orchestra and the chamber music group. Toby’s favourite musical item that he was involved in was the Aladdin soundtrack performed at Scots Spectacular.
Outside of his musical interests, Toby is a keen sportsman. He enjoys playing rugby and American football with his friends. Toby is also involved in the College’s athletics programme.
Arthur S (Tup) Radford Science Scholarship Recipient – Leon Bowie
Leon is a Senior School student at Scots College. He is currently working towards the IB Diploma alongside setting up and running various robotics and computer science competitions and events. He has coached several Regional and National Robocup teams and personally has placed in the Top 3 Nationally for the last two years. Leon has also coached several other teams to other national competitions including FLL.
In addition to his own robotics Leon has set up and run the Scots College Coding Club for Year 4-8 students that is attended during lunch and after school. He is also involved in sports and plays in a social floorball team alongside squash and sailing.
Scholarship Recipient (Donor Anonymous) – Zak Denby
Zak lives in the Wairarapa and is very committed to his time at Scots; he is very thankful for the opportunity provided by this scholarship. Currently he works most weekends, saving for a car so that when he is able to drive, he may provide his own transport to and from school.
Zak is in his second year of playing rugby in the U55kg competition and was elected leader of the forwards for the 2019 season, a position he is enjoying playing in. He has won two awards, the best No 7 for a selection team, and best forward in his team for the 2019 season. Zak has aspirations to play rugby at a high level following in the footsteps of a family member who was a Bay of Plenty Rugby representative player. He has also played basketball in the College Junior B team and embraced the competitive nature of that team.
In class Zak is working hard, striving to be ahead of the game, to be well organised and as successful as he can be.
One of Zak’s passions is fishing and one of his aspirations is to be able to purchase his own boat that he can charter to take others out on the water to share in his love of fishing.
Steven Adams Scholarship Recipient – Tafara Gapare
Tafara began at Scots College in Year 6 and is hugely appreciative of the financial support from the scholarship that allows him to complete his senior years at Scots College. At already 2.05 metres (roughly 6’7”) and with the assistance of Steven Adams, there is no doubt Tafara is on the right path to fulfil his dream of playing for the NBA one day. Tafara has represented New Zealand internationally at the Oceania Games as well as being a big part of the Scots College Senior A Basketball team, that won the Wellington Regional 2019 competition. The 16-year-old takes his basketball training very seriously: he’s been training at Adams’ former coach Kenny McFadden’s Academy since he was 8 and plays or trains nearly seven days a week. Tafara joined the College Boarding House this year as a weekly boarder in order to receive the best learning opportunity while at Scots. Tafara has garnered a great deal of interest both in New Zealand and abroad with basketball scouts keeping a keen eye on this rising star.
Headmaster Graeme Yule has already noticed the way other students are responding to Tafara’s warm personality and good work ethic.
Fuji Xerox Scholarship Recipient – Tane Mumu
Since joining Scots College in 2017, Tane Mumu has certainly made an impression. He is an incredibly talented baseball player. Tane has represented Wellington in Japan, and the Hutt Valley in Christchurch. He has already represented New Zealand in Taiwan and Australia. Recently Tane was selected for the New Zealand U18 Baseball squad.
Tane is also a developing talent in Rugby. He has proudly worn the red and black of Scots College since his arrival as a Year 9 student and this has led to his selection last year into the U15 Condor 7’s. Tane is a proud member of Uttley House, and served as a Middle School Leader in 2018.
Tane is a polite, talented and outgoing young man who has a bright future ahead of him.
Scots Collegians Scholarship Recipient – Nicolas Workman
Nicolas is a very capable academic and a true example of the all-round student. He is a member of the 1st XI Hockey team, is involved in cricket, basketball, football and floorball as well as being an accomplished saxophonist and active member of the Jazz Band.
Nicolas makes the most of every opportunity the College provides. He has travelled to many parts of New Zealand on sports trips as well as Peru on a service trip. He spent Term 2 in Shanghai on an exchange which was a wonderful experience for him and greatly improved his Chinese language skills. Nicolas is very active in the life of the College. He was a Middle School Leader in Year 10, won the community project prize in 2018, and enjoys being involved in as much as he can squeeze into every day here at Scots.
Nicolas combines his all-round ability with a warm, friendly and positive nature and is a proud member of Glasgow House.