The extract below mentions Eva Dawes receiving a prize in 1903.
DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZES.
New Zealand Herald, Volume XL, Issue 12448, 18 December 1903, Page 6
PRINCE ALBERT COLLEGE. The annual distribution of prizes in connection with Prince Albert College took place at the college yesterday afternoon. The Mayor of Auckland (Hon. E. Mitchelson) presided. Mr. T. Jackson, headmaster of the school, read the -ninth annual report of the college, which received an increase of 21 in the number of pupils, the present number being 140, of whom 24 are boarders. What effect the new Government scheme of secondary education may have next year on the register of the college he could not foretell, but the college rested on the principle laid down as its foundation, viz., that no system of education can be satisfactory which ignored the Bible. The work of the year on both sides had been up to the average of former years. An excellent example was set by the results of last year' 3 public examinations. Four boys (M. A. Hampson, R. H. Dellow, J. H. La wry and R. A. Brown) and six girls (Dora Griffin, Eveline Hall, Marion Laseron, Edith Collins, Winifred Mellsop and Jessie Brooks) passed matriculation; D. D. Rosewarne passed the medical preliminary examination W. O'Meara, M. Hampson, R. Dellow and J. Boyes passed both junior and senior Civil Service examinations, all taking high places in both; while Dora Griffin passed the junior Civil Service and Daisy Dean the teachers' E certificate examination. This year the college had sent in 14 matriculation candidates, three students, seven boys and four girls, who finished the examination only yesterday, and they would also have two candidates for the sonior and two for the junior Civil Service examination. A new departure had been made this year in school organisation. The second form on the boys' side had been added to the second form on tho girls' side, and the combined form placed under the charge of Miss Mary Alexander, who was appointed to the position after considerable experience in public school work. The results of.the experiment had been excellent in all ways!' The report then details the work of the various classes, and proceeds:—The list of honours won by old boys and girls grows apace. As the result of the recent annual examinations at the University College, Auckland, eight former pupils of the Prince Albert College kept terms, including the blind student, Ernest Chitty, who is steadily pursuing a university career. They took anions (hem three first classes, 18 seconds ana nine thirds. The first premiums won by old pupils at the university examinations were taken this year; in French by Owen Williams and in biology by Miss Elsie Griffin. They have both done honour to their old school; and so has Miss Lela Button, tho second old Prince Albert College girl to attain the B.A. degree. Moreover, the report of the last November law examinations shows that J. B. Johnston has passed his third and final LL.B. examination, and G. McLean a section of the third, while H. P. Lawry, H. C. Rishworth and F. W. Thome have passed the first section of the solicitors' examination.
The Mayor expressed pleasure at being able to preside at the college prize distribution. The report of the college showed great and marked progress. One of the main features of the college was the teaching of tho Bible. In the early days of his political life he considered that the Bible should not be taught in the schools, but since then ho had come to realiso that there was very little hope indeed for a country in whoso schools, primary and secondary, tho Bible was not taught. He congratulated the prize-winners and expressed the hope that next 3*ear the college would show even better results than had been shown this year. The prizes were then distributed by the Mayor, as follows: GIKL3.
Kindergarten work: Max Elliott. Lower School.—Standard I.: Eva Dawes. Standard II.: Dorothea Jackson. Improvement: Edna Smeetou. Form ll.English: Elaine Lawry; hon. mention, G. Lusher. Arithmetic: Nellie Deeble. Neat work; Janio Young. Improvement: Eva Gibson. Form HI- English Nora Buttle hon. mention, G. Griffith Languages: Nora Buttle. Mathematics: Gladys Griffith. Improvement: Edith Uttingr. 1; Ruby Best. 2. Form English: Madge Buttle. Languages: Ella Garland. Mathematics: Mary Fater3on. Improvement: May Bond. Form Languages: Marion Laseron. Mathematics: Edith Collins. Advanced work: Winnie Mellsop. Gymnastics Emily Wains, 1; Elaine Lawry,
o Needlework: Beatrice Hodge. Science: Olive Neilson. Reading: Emily V alns, 1; Marjorie Lusher,