Tereora College 2023 Dux, Ayen Mae Montagot is pictured with her mum Engily Akamoeau (left) and little sister Arikamei Akamoeau, and anau teacher Cathy Elder. TEREORA COLLEGE/23111732
The Tereora College Princess Anne Hall was filled to capacity with proud parents and families as they gathered for the school’s senior prize-giving event yesterday.
Mae Montagot was awarded the prestigious Tereora College top scholar Dux title
feel very happy that my hard work has borne fruit,” said Montagot, who also
encouraged upcoming Year 13 students to “have a plan for their studies”.
who won the Dux award at Nukutere College in 2021, joined Tereora College for
Year 12 and 13 studies.
plans to study accounting at university in Aotearoa New Zealand next year.
Top Scholar Proxime Accessit award was presented to Esther Miller.
Brown, the top tourism student, was awarded the Cook Islands Tourism Leadership
Programme scholarship, supported and partnered with Air New Zealand and Pacific
Resort Hotel Group. Kubethreana Taripo was also selected for this scholarship.
Tereora College student Kubethreana Taripo and her aunty Ombudsman, Niki Rattle (left), her proud mother Curly Hosking Taripo and aunty Elizabeth Tou. SUPPLIED/23111731
scholarship is valued at approximately $25,000, for a total value of $50,000.
scholarship offers Brown and Taripo the unique opportunity to develop their
leadership skills and industry knowledge to carve a career path in tourism when
they begin their studies next year in New Zealand (January – July 2024).
expressed her gratitude for being selected for the award and her excitement
about studying overseas next year.
is thankful to her parents, Curly and William Taripo, and her extended family,
who encouraged her to apply for the course.
urges upcoming Year 13 students to study to their best and strive for
Tereora College Senior Prize Giving Awards recipients are as follows:
Toki Award - Pekaroa Pirangi and Karaka Olliver-Teinakirahi, Office of the
Prime Ministers Award for the Top Pa Enua Student - Teremoana Tere, The KPMG
Award for Business Student of the Year - Esther Miller, The CIIC Most
Outstanding Student in Academies/ Technology & Mathematics Award - Isabel
James, The Vodafone Excellence in Science & Technology Award - Isabel
James, Excellence in the Languages Award sponsored by Avarua Bakery - Sally
Matunga, The Cook Islands Motor Centre Award for Excellence in Mathematics
Award - Melani Thomson, Most Outstanding Student in Level 1 Mathematics & Science
- Kimiora Vogel, Most Outstanding Student in Level 2 Mathematics & Physics
- Moulik Kumar, Most Outstanding Student in Level 3 Calculus & Physics -
Ayen Mae Montagot, Most Pre-eminent Student Leader Award - Kubethreana Taripo,
Principal’s Award - Johnny Herman.
Attending the Tereora College prize giving awards: Addrienne Hosking Tinirau, the Air New Zealand in country manager (left), Tereora College students Rakiki Brown and Kubethreana Taripo, and Karla Eggelton, the Cook Islands Tourism CEO. CIs TOURISM/23111734
11: Tangata Tiratira Tu Award - Rupert Arona; Top Scholar Awards 6th Overall in
Level 1 - Jeremiah Kaimarama, 5th Overall in Level 1 - Reva Hunter, 4th Overall
in Level 1 - Moeana Mitchell, 3rd Overall in Level 1 - Anne Browne, 2nd Overall
in Level 1 - Te Atawhai Chase, 1st Overall in Level 1 - Kimiora Vogel.
12: Tangata Tiratira Tu Award - Eitiare
Watson; Top Scholar Awards 6th Overall in Level 2 Katee Wearing, 5th Overall in
Level 2 - Dreena Willie Teapa, 4th Overall in Level 2 - Stanley Tutai, 3rd
Overall in Level 2 - Temuna Jacob, 2nd Overall in Level 2 - Maya Postrzygacz,
1st Overall in Level 2 - Moulik Kumar.
13: Tangata Tiratira Tu Award - Tony Robert; Top Scholar Awards 6th Overall in
Level 3 - Athina Karika, 5th Overall in Level 3 - Tamarua Pureau-Pukeiti, 4th
Overall in Level 3 - Sally Matunga, 3rd Overall in Level 3 - Teoumate Jacob.