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High-achieving alumni

Two students from ACG Sunderland’s 2016 graduate class are on track to become doctors after being accepted into medical school.

Jaggar Booten and Anurag Nadgir studied Biomedical Science at the University of Auckland and have been accepted into second-year medicine

Other ACG Sunderland graduates are also achieving well in top courses around the country.

Twins Michael and Nicholas Pudjihartono are studying Biomedical Science at Otago University. Last year, Michael scored one of the highest academic averages (94%) in the programme, with Nicholas not far behind.

Sharon Wong is studying Biomedical Engineering at the University of Auckland and Deborah Yin is studying an Engineering Science and Finance conjoint degree at Auckland. These two engineering specialities are the two most difficult to get into at Auckland University. Deborah is on the Dean’s list recognising the highest performing students at the university.

Both girls, when younger, considered that Engineering/Technology careers were for boys and only changed direction in the senior school at ACG Sunderland. They visited the school recently to highlight to students that any career is an option regardless of gender.

Deputy Principal Lawrence Stephens said it was great to see ACG Sunderland alumni achieving so well.

“It’s incredibly difficult to make it through many of these courses so it’s a great reflection on the education they’ve received.”