At the end of year 2021 awards ceremony, international student Celine Bui from Vietnam was awarded four awards including the prestigious DUX award for the highest academic achievement amongst her peers.
The University of Canterbury and the Discovery award for sustained creativity, innovation, and extension of learning, the Growth award for sustained personal growth and resilience and the Kahikatea award for academic excellence.
Celine achieved exemplary academic success gaining NCEA Level 2 and Level 3 excellence endorsement.
Celine is an intelligent, articulate, conscientious, and motivated individual who sets herself high challenging goals and works with determination to achieve them. Celine thinks deeply and analytically with a genuine love of learning.
She was President of the Debating team and Science club and Vice President of the Interact club, a student leader and member of the hockey and orienteering teams.
Celine has been an active participant of the ePro8 (Engineering problem-solving competition), Ormiston Senior College’s first participant in the NZYPT (physics-problem tournament) and Auckland Schools Debating competition (OSC achieving six consecutive wins).
Celine is now studying at the University of Auckland having been awarded a $20,000 scholarship to study a Bachelor of Engineering.