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WHS DISTINGUISHED PAST STUDENTS

We aim to acknowledge and celebrate WHS Past Students who have excelled in their chosen fields.

Tiarn Collins

WHS: 2014 -2017

Tiarn began his successful international career as a junior rider, finishing  fourth in slopestyle and fifth in halfpipe at the 2016 Youth Olympic Winter Games and claiming a bronze medal in slopestyle at the 2017 Junior World Champs.  He then moved on to the World Cup Tour and won medals in Big Air and Slopestyle. Tiarn was selected to represent NZ at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games but a training accident in Pyeongchang just before the Games kept him from competing. In February 2020 he topped the podium at the Calgary Snow Rodeo after almost two years out recovering from his injury.

Matty Mclean

WHS: 20XX -20XX

Matty received the 'Woman's Day TV Personality of the Year' award at the Huawei Mate30 Pro New Zealand Television Awards in 2019.

Matty has virtually grown up on our screens. He first appeared on TVNZ's Breakfast show. It was there he quickly became a firm viewer favourite. After convincing the bosses at TVNZ that he'd matured, he became a reporter for One News. Following a stint in London working at international organisation Al Jazeera, and probably consuming one too many pints, he returned home after TVNZ came calling, offering him the role of Breakfast weather presenter - bringing his TVNZ career full circle.

Harriet Miller Brown

WHS: 20XX -20XX

Miller-Brown was a member of the New Zealand national ski team for 6 years. In 2007 and 2008, she held the NZ Ski Association Women's Slalom Champion Cup. In 2013, she competed in the FIS National Ski Racing Championships and won the New Zealand national women's title.

She is also a qualified snowsports instructor, and has coached children in ski racing. In 2007, Miller-Brown won the Otago Daily Times Class Act Award for academic excellence,and since 2014 has studied mechanical engineering at the University of Canterbury. Since leaving the snow, Miller-Brown has worked for Meridian Energy as a gate engineer with an interest in accumulators.

If you know of a past student who you think deserves to be a WHS Distinguished Alumni please fill out the nomination form.

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