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Published: 2003-02-27 00:00:00

A third year University of Waikato student has won Environment Waikato’s Water Science Prize offered to the most outstanding student taking a water science paper.

Sarah Bear, formerly of Mt Maunganui, is about to begin her Masters year of a Bachelor of Science (Technology) degree and was presented with her prize at today’s Environment Waikato Council meeting. The prize includes $500 in book vouchers.

Sarah has already achieved awards for excellence in earth sciences at Waikato and is a member of the Golden Key international honours society. She was a Rotary scholar in 1999 and is also a competitive gymnast, coach and judge. She intends to work as a hydrologist at a Regional Council or in research.