Class Act 2019
On Thursday Colby and Jack's outstanding achievements were recognised along with other Year 13 students from throughout Otago at the Otago Daily Times Class Act awards ceremony held at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. The awards were presented by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
Achievements: 1st Otago-Southland Regional Debating Championship (2019), best speaker
award (2019); Otago-Southland regional debating team member (2019); NZ Secondary Schools Debating Championship highly commended speaker (2019); 5th NZ Secondary Schools Debating Championship (2019); Otago-Southland debating development squad (2017, 2018); Otago-Southland Regional Debating Championship most promising speaker (2018); Otago-Southland regional debating team reserve (2018); Netball New Zealand Centre Umpire Award (2016); Netball New Zealand Zone Umpire Award (2017); Dunedin Netball best junior umpire (2017); SISS Netball Tournament talented identified umpire (2018); passed the Netball New Zealand theory exam (2018); umpires premier club level netball; plays premier A grade men's netball; NZ Biology Olympiad Bronze Award (2018, 2019); Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award (2018); working towards Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award (2019).
Role model: My dad.
Hopes for the future: To study health sciences and then medicine.
Achievements: Sports prefect (2019); New Zealand U19 triathlon team (2018-2019); 17th at
U19 World Triathlon Championships (2018); Otago secondary schools duathlon and triathlon
champion (2016-2019); Otago secondary schools 1500m champion (2019); Otago secondary
schools 3000m silver medallist (2018); school cross country champion (2015-2019); SISS
triathlon bronze medallist (2018-2019); 4th New Zealand Secondary Schools Swimming
Championships 400m individual medley and backstroke (2017); national competitive swimmer (2012-2017); school swimming record holder (2015-2018); Queensland swimming championships top 10 (2016); selected for World Young Leaders Conference in Washington DC and New York (2019); NCEA level 1 with excellence, level 2 with merit.
Role model: French triathlete Vincent Luis.
Hopes for the future: To study commerce at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom
and compete in the triathlon at the Olympic Games.