Results For Our 28th New Zealand
National Finals - 2021

Congratulations to ALL of our 2021 National Finals participants. It was planned for the finals to be held at Carey Park, Auckland, but due to continuing Covid-19 restrictions it once again became a totally virtual competition.

It was a fabulous effort from all our participants. Our champions, those with their school names in maroon, have been invited to represent us at the International Finals to be held at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts in June 2022. This is planned as a hybrid event with both face to face and virtual participation.

COMMUNITY PROBLEM SOLVING

(Team Competition)

MIDDLE DIVISION

National Champions – Francis Douglas Memorial College
Billy Joel Boys
Zach Bernardo, Jamie Boyd, Owain Bridge, Clarence Chan, Te Koha Domb and Daniel Lewis
Coach: Robyn Wackrow

2nd - Francis Douglas Memorial College
Seuss Sleuths
Bede Colbourne, Oryn Colgan, Keshawa Jayasinghe, Samuel Marshall, Sam Pan and Fletcher Williams Coach: Robyn Wackrow

3rd – Kristin School
Greening the Denim Blue
Catherine Chen and Nicole Wong Coach: Helen Mansfield

GLOBAL ISSUES PROBLEM SOLVING

(Team Competition)

COMPETITIVE PRIMARY DIVISION

National Champions – St Andrew’s College
Alexa Collis, Alyssa Geddes, Nika Meyn and Sophie Schouten  Coach: Julie Rogers

2nd – Fendalton Primary
Alex de Bock, Isabelle Gill, Emily Prebble and Carolyn Xiao  Coach: Alison Coats

3rd – Elmwood Normal School
Alex Binnie, Thomas Govan, Kyle Lin and Mena Paintin  Coach: Susannah Debenham

JUNIOR B DIVISION

National Champions – Northcross Intermediate
Mitchell Baird, Matthew Fitness, Olivia Rose and Betty Shen  Coach: Glenis Martin

2nd – Northcross Intermediate
Bianca Drever, Tayva Flower, Saya Lang and Ethan du Toit Coach: Glenis Martin

3rd – St Andrew’s College
George Flanagan, Honour Fraher-Richardson, Fraser Walls and Anton Zhang  Coach: Julie Rogers

JUNIOR DIVISION

National Champions – St Andrew’s College
Matthew Bluck, Ania Kuziel, Charlotte Kyle and Teresa Steiner Coach: Julie Rogers

2nd – Northcross Intermediate
Ruka Kambe, Rui-Han Ong, Connor Smith and Kevin Wang  Coach: Glenis Martin

3rd – Nelson College Preparatory School
Noah Brehaut, Jule Garnier, Harry Reith and Max Stanton Coach: Sarah Watts

MIDDLE DIVISION

National Champions – Kristin School
Angela Li, Alia Peerbhai, Fiona Rogan and Sehaj Sapra  Coach: Helen Mansfield

2nd – Kristin School
Catherine Chen, Celeste Li, Nicole Wong and Randall Yao Coach: Helen Mansfield

3rd – Westlake Boys’ High School
Sam Dawson, Arthur Markarov-Paton, Daniel Seo and Devin Shen Coach: Jessy Jao

SENIOR DIVISION

National Champions – Cashmere High School
Rosie Cruickshank, Sophia Goodrick, Arabella Lay and Lucy Watt Coach: Sue Williams

2nd – Westlake Girls’ High School
Serena Chen, Raeanne Leow, Jumana Maash and Megan Meng  Coach: Kameron Sadler

3rd – Kristin School
Katarina Meuller, Harry Pinder, Jamie Richardson and Zenan Wang Coach: Helen Mansfield

(Individual Competition)

JUNIOR DIVISION

National Champion – St Andrew’s College
Hannah Withers Coach: Julie Rogers

2nd – South Wellington Intermediate
Josh Chen Coach: Christine Sangster

3rd – Cobham Intermediate
Finn Tan  Coach: Melody McCombe

MIDDLE DIVISION

National Champion – Burnside High School
Maya Rodnyanskiy Coaches: John Watson and William Wray

2nd – Westlake Boys’ High
Matthew Zheng Coach: Dr. Catherine Salmons

3rd – Westlake Girls’ High
Kate Borton  Coach: Kameron Sadler

SENIOR DIVISION

National Champion – Cashmere High School
Phoebe Laird Coach: Sue Williams

2nd – Westlake Girls’ High School
Sophie Dykgraaf Coach: Kameron Sadler

3rd – Westlake Girls' High School
Abbie Clements Coach: Kameron Sadler

SCENARIO WRITING

(Individual Competition)

Y DIVISION

National Champion – Fendalton School
Emily Prebble Coaches: Corrin Prebble and Alison Coats

JUNIOR DIVISION

National Champion – Nelson College Preparatory School
Max Harrington Coach: Sarah Watts

2nd – Northcross Intermediate
Lila Mullen Coach: Janine Joyce

3rd – Nelson College Preparatory School
Blair Lind Coach: Sarah Watts

MIDDLE DIVISION

National Champion – Cashmere High School
Moss Turner  Coach: Sue Williams

2nd – Cashmere High School
Sophia Park-Eadie  Coach: Sue Williams

3rd – Cashmere High
Klaudia Hassett Coach: Sue Williams

SENIOR DIVISION

National Champion – Cashmere High
Hannah Daniell Coach: Sue Williams

2nd – Independent
Georgia Shivnan Coach: Angela Shivnan

3rd – Nelson College
Alex Bryant Coach: Sarah Watts

ON-SITE SCENARIO WRITING

(Individual Competition)

JUNIOR DIVISION

Best Onsite Junior Writer – Medbury School
Louis Hiatt Coach: Scott Johnson

2nd – Northcross Intermediate
Lila Mullen Coach: Janine Joyce

3rd – Northcross Intermediate
Abigail Rose Moxon Coach: Janine Joyce & Monique Auths

MIDDLE DIVISION

Best Onsite Middle Writer – Westlake Girls’ High School
Julia Wilkins Coach: Scott Johnson

2nd – Cashmere High School
Moss Turner  Coach: Sue Williams

3rd – Rangiora High School
Lucy Spark  Coach: Dawn Haward

SENIOR DIVISION

Best Onsite Senior Writer – Nelson College
Alex Bryant  Coach: Sarah Watts

2nd – Cashmere High School
Louie Howell  Coach: Sue Williams

3rd – Independent
Georgia Shivnan  Coach: Angela Shivnan

SCENARIO PERFORMANCE

(Individual Competition)

MIDDLE DIVISION

National Champion – St Mary’s College
Rhiana Parsons Coach: Monique Williams

2nd – Cashmere High School
Sophia Park-Eadie Coach: Sue Williams

SENIOR DIVISION

National Champion – Cashmere High
Hannah Daniell Coach: Sue Williams

2nd – St. Mary’s College
Emilie Garland Coach: Monique Williams

3rd – St. Mary’s College
Fritha Rooney-Allison Coach: Monique Williams

PRESENTATION OF ACTION PLAN

(Team Competition)

YEAR 6 – 8 DIVISION

1st – Elmwood Normal School
Alexander Allan, Aaron Clancy, Max Hambleton and Sam Overend Coach: Susannah Debenham

2nd – Mt Maunganui Intermediate
Christian Berkett, Finlay Blair, Elodie Keeble and Miranda Stuart Coaches: Kate Flanagan and Wendy Tuck

3rd – Tauranga Intermediate School
Alyssa Campbell, Zoey Fryer, Seungyu Lee and Natali Van Pareen Coach: Carolyn Richardson

YEAR 9 – 13 DIVISION

1st – Kristin School
Catherine Chen, Celeste Li, Nicole Wong and Randal Yao
Coach: Helen Mansfield

2nd – Westlake Boys’ High School
Sam Dawson, Luke Fischer, Arthur Markarov-Paton, Daniel Seo and Devin Shen Coach: Jessy Jao

3rd – Westlake Boys’ High School
Rohan Cameron, Daniel Lee, Jianing Li, Matthew Zheng and Michael Zhou Coach: Dr. Catherine Salmons

SERVICE AWARDS

Peter Scott Student Service Award
William Wray,  Burnside High School

Adult Service Award
Robyn Wackrow, Francis Douglas Memorial College

Future Problem Solving NZ