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OBHS Prefect - Mitchell Duncan

The Last Word

Mitchell Duncan —

So I was wondering what to write for my last word. One thing that came to mind, that really stuck out for me was school passion.

When I was in Year 9, a rather chubby little Year 9 I might add, all that really stuck out as memorable was standing in the hoops army ripping a few respectful chants and getting all painted up for the occasion. 

This stuck out for me as I quite enjoyed watching my peers play sport. Also seeing all the other boys showing so much passion for the hoops. School passion doesn't always come in the form of sports, it can come in the classroom as well. 

I know I am not the highest achiever, but I still try my hardest in every internal to give myself the best opportunity possible. This shows that I have not let the crest down. This also shows respect to your teacher as they have put in countless hours teaching you what to do. A thank you can go a long way.

Also knowing many old boys may not have liked school as much as some others, but they are still very passionate about the school. One of those old boys, my father, still gives me and the lads the odd story here and there. I guess at the end of the day, what I’m trying to say is that whatever you do at this school, whether it be chess, rugby, debating or just supporting the lads, be proud to wear the crest on your chest. 

In true Otago Boys' fashion, I would like to finish with a quote by the late great Kobe Bryant. "The moment you give up is the moment you let someone else win".