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Education: Westlake Boys High School

Barbershop Quartet Competition

Prasad Ravi, Lane Ashby-King, Oliver Fetherston and Arthur Close (pictured right), called  'East Meets West' won the Barbershop Quartet Competition title singing Roses of Picardy by Frederick Weatherley and Recipe for Making Love by Harry Connick Jr.. This is the second year in succession that a Westlake group has won this competition.

Great results at
NZ Cross Country Champs

Results for WBHS were as follows.
Year 9 Boys Three Person Team 1st; Six Person Team 1st with Dan Hoy, New Zealand Year 9 Champion.
Senior Boys Six Person Team 1st; Three Person Team 2nd. The boys have won three out of the six titles, making Westlake the top Cross Country School in the country.

– Rugby Reporters and Photographer

Danny Drake and Bruce Kidd (Journalists) and Prateik Dutt (Photographer) have been experiencing great success in their work placement with North Harbour Rugby. You will regularly see their reports and photos in publications such as the local newspapers.
 Musical Success
– George Wang

Congratulations also to one of our 3rd formers, George Wang (pictured right) who has won the National Junior Section Composition Award for his work ‘String Quartet No.1’.
– Blues Under 17 and Under 18 Development Camps

The following Westlake Boys players have been selected to attend the Blues Under 17 and Under 18 Regional Development Camps in July.
Under 17 – Ben Bugg and Dillon Hunt; Under 18 – Josh Fraser, Thomas Gumbley and Curtis Reid.
WBHS Squash Champions

Congratulations to the Premier Squash Team who are Auckland Champs for the first time in 12 years. The team members (pictured right) are: Sion Wiggin, Miguel Yam, Oliver French (Captain), Lucas Rosa, Stuart Martin, Hamish Jamieson and Rafa Yam.
40 Hour Famine Mufti Day

Mufti Day on Wednesday June 27th raised $2000 towards the 40 Hour Famine fundraising for World Vision.

Auckland Secondary School’s Snowboarding competition took place on 22nd June at Snowplanet. Dan Griffiths-Hyde (Year 13), gained first place in the slopestyle event with a flawless run and Dan Lutterman, up and coming Year 10 rider gained 2nd place overall. The team performed well overall to gain 1st equal Boy’s school with Kristin, who took out the Slalom event.

Orienteering Success

The Westlake Boys team scored some impressive results at the Orienteering Nationals in New Plymouth last week, winning four out of the nine events in the boys competition. In summary; Senior Boys Sprint – Cameron Tier = First Place; Senior Boys Relay – Matt Martin, Brodie de Gouw, Cameron Tier = First Place; Junior Boys Individual – Andrei Popovici, First Place; Junior Boys Sprint – Andrei Popovici, Third Place; Junior Boys Relay – Ryan Williams, Luke Merceia, Andrei Popovici, First Place. These results and other placings were enough for the team to be runners up in the Top School competition behind perennial winners Napier Boys. So Westlake is the second best school at orienteering in New Zealand.

by Channel Editorial