Class of: 2016
School: Rotorua Boys' High School
Scholarship Partner: NZ Community Trust
Tristan received both Dux of his year level and the Top Maori Scholar award for four consecutive years at his school, coming first in Chemistry, Physics, English and Maths and achieved overall NCEA excellence endorsements for Level 1, 2 and 3. He was a prefect and Academic Captain.
"Tristan Thomas is an outstanding young man and represents the very best of his generation. He is intelligent, compassionate and he embraces every opportunity given to him. Despite a very impressive list of achievements, Tristan remains humble and is mature beyond his years," said Year 13 Dean Rhonda Mudge.
Outside of the classroom Tristan is a gifted equestrian and has won several national titles. In his spare time he enjoys teaching younger children at his pony club.