April 22, 2020
Tauranga high flyer headed for Cambridge
Former Tauranga Boys’ College pupil Quaid Forbes has become the first Māori student to win the Sir Douglas Myers scholarship to study at Cambridge University in England.
The late beer baron set up the scholarship 18 years ago for academically gifted students intending to return to New Zealand to become leaders in their chosen fields.
The 18-year-old, who was taking university papers in chemistry, biology, legal studies and calculus while also doing year 13 at college, is this year studying law, global politics, human rights and Maori at the University of Auckland.
He is also a New Zealand Under 21 beach volleyball representative and was named in the NZ Under 20 development team for indoor volleyball.
At Cambridge he plans to read human, social and political sciences.
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