Prime Minister's Award 2020

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 joint recipients of the 2020 award was announced by the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, on 19 May 2021 – Rohan Kumar, formerly of Hutt International Boys' School, and Yi Fan (George) Yang, formerly of Westlake Boys' High School.

Rohan achieved Outstanding Scholarships in Accounting, Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, and Statistics, and Scholarship in Biology, and English.

Rohan is currently studying a Bachelor of Engineering at the University of Auckland with a goal of specialising in Chemical and Materials Engineering or Mechatronics Engineering.

George achieved Outstanding Scholarships in Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Geography, Physics, and Statistics, and Scholarship in Calculus, and Classical Studies . He is also the Top Subject Scholarship Award winner for Earth and Space Science.

George is studying Biomedical Science at the University of Auckland, with future goals to enter the medical school program beginning in 2022.

George Yang and Rohan Kumar smiling and holding the Prime Minister's Award for Academic Excellence trophy with the Prime Minister, Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern.

The Prime Minister, Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, with the joint winners of the Prime Minister's Award for Academic Excellence - Yi Fan (George) Yang, formerly of Westlake Boys' High School, and Rohan Kumar, formerly of Hutt International Boys' School.

 

 

 
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