Prime Minister's Award 2022

The Prime Minister’s Award for Academic Excellence recognises the success of the very top New Zealand Scholarship student in the country. The recipient has the most outstanding examination results and the highest overall academic excellence of all the Premier Award winners.

The recipient of the 2022 award was announced by the Prime Minister, Rt Hon Chris Hipkins, on 10 May 2023 – Michael Yao, formerly of Auckland Grammar School.

Michael received Outstanding Scholarships in English, Geography, Health and Physical Education, History and Physics. He was also awarded Scholarships in Art History, Calculus, Chemistry and Earth and Space Science; and was Top Subject Scholar for History and Health and Physical Education.

Michael is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science Conjoint at the University of Auckland.

Rt Hon Chris Hipkins presents the Prime Minister's Award for Academic Excellence to Michael Yao, formerly of Auckland Grammar School



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