Massey’s top agriculture student does it all by distance

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Rebekah Mauchline/Provided

Whanganui’s Hope Mauchline gained the award for general prime third yr scholar throughout agricultural, horticultural and agrienterprise levels.

Massey College scholar Hope Mauchline has aced her class Yearly and barely set foot Inside the classroom.

Mauchline, 19, recently gained the award for Massey’s general prime third-yr scholar throughout its agricultural, horticultural and agrienterprise levels.

Mauchline’s household stay on a sheep-and-beef farm shut to Whanganui And she or he accomplished all her research by way of distance.

“I’m truly thrilled, particularly to have gained it three yrs in a row for a distance scholar.

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“I didn’t Know it was potential. It makes All of the exhausting work and research worth it.”

She additionally gained the award for having Definitely one of the biggest practicum two report and earlier this yr acquired the Lord Bledisloe Prize for excelling in her first two yrs of research.

She sometimes acquired here to campus On this latest semester for packages and area journeys, however that was reduce brief by Covid-19.

She loved visiting campus, however said being at house gave her more time To consider.

When she started researching she didn’t know something Regarding the awards and had been pushed to learn as a lot as she might and get good grades for her personal satisfmovement.

Mauchline has her brief-time period future deliberate out. She Goes to work for Elco Direct Wool Consumers for the summer time, then Desires to get a job on a dairy farm To current her A greater understanding of the enterprise.

“If I am going Proper into a more expert job like consultancy or being a fert [sic] rep, I even Want to have that understanding of how the farm works and what the farmer wants.”

She did her education by way of correspondence and accomplished school at 16.

In The completely different awards, Chelsea Hopkins and Bruce Donald have been every launched with a William Gerrish Memorial Award for excellence in farm administration.

Benjamin Crane gained the agriculture-scholar-of-the-yr award, which is nominated by The scholars.

The prize for excellence in horticulture went to Bram Paans and the award for Definitely one of the biggest second-yr scholar throughout the agricultural, horticultural and agrienterprise levels went to Erika Lilley.

The horticulture award for Definitely one of the biggest first-yr scholar throughout the agricultural, horticultural and agrienterprise levels was shared by Yeun An and Sarah Ridsdale, who acquired comparable grades.

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