School dux crowned

Picture: Viv Logie

Greymouth High School 2013 dux Brook Fleming-White shows off his haul of silverware, including the dux medal, after he was named top student at the annual senior prizegiving last night. Brook will next year head to Canterbury University to study mechanical and electrical engineering. Meanwhile, aspiring Greymouth High School writers were the first recipients of two new literary awards in honour of Booker Prize winning authors Eleanor Catton and Keri Hulme. Bridget Sheehan won the Keri Hulme Trophy as the top Year 11 English student, while Caley Hughes took out the Eleanor Catton Trophy as the top Year 12 English student. Hulme, from Okarito, won the coveted international literary prize in 1985 for The Bone People, while Catton won this year with her historical novel The Luminaries, based in Hokitika.