We are delighted to announce some exceptional results from Paraparaumu College students in the 2016 NZ Scholarship Awards. The results were released by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority on Wednesday 8th February. Paraparaumu College students gained a total of 35 awards; the best result in the College’s history. Five of these awards were at ‘Outstanding’ level. Scholarships are reserved for the top 3 percent of Year 13 students across New Zealand in each subject area with ‘Outstanding’ scholarships awarded to the top 0.3 percent of Year 13 students. Paraparaumu College’s 2016 Dux, Connor Monk, gained seven Scholarship awards in History, English, Economics, Statistics, Chemistry (Outstanding), Music and Geography and was named among New Zealand’s “Outstanding Scholars”, with Stefan Przychodzko and Ozzman Symes-Hull each gaining 4 scholarship awards each. Paraparaumu College’s Scholarships were awarded in fourteen different subjects but of particular note were the results from Physical Education where a total of thirteen scholarships were won, with three of these at the ‘Outstanding’ level. Among these, Beli Harvey-Broad, was the top student in New Zealand for Physical Education. Year 12 students, Cara Andres, Ella Bain and Tessa Thomson, gained scholarship awards placing them among the top Year 13 students for their subjects in New Zealand. Congratulations to all of our students and teachers whose hard work and critical thinking has led to these wonderful results.