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Citations from Deputy Principal Rob Donaldson

Nic Book

Junior Sportsman of the Year Nic’s top personal strengths include perseverance, teamwork and zest. These are very useful for a top sportsman! As a Year 10 student, Nic has already represented College in the Senior A teams for both his summer and winter sports. In volleyball he was a member of the senior team this term, and recently led the junior volleyball team to sixth place in the Canterbury championships and seventh in the South Island championships, where his skill and great teamwork saw him named in the tournament team. As a basketball player, he was a member of the winning Thomson Trophy Senior A side, member of the Canterbury U15 side at nationals and named in the tournament team. From this he has been selected to attend the New Zealand U15 camp this month.

Zach May

Senior Sportsman of the Year Zach has represented College in three different sports, playing in the top school teams for cricket, golf and hockey. He finished his hockey career with 109 matches for the 1st XI, a national Rankin Cup title and runner-up in this prestigious tournament. This season he was co-captain of the College 1st XI team that won the Canterbury Secondary School Premier League hockey competition. In golf, he was the Canterbury Junior Golfer of the Year, top U19 player in Canterbury and 2nd in the Men’s Order of Merit. Nationally, he made the quarterfinals of the New Zealand Men’s Amateur stroke play championships, and last week debuted for the Canterbury Men’s interprovincial team that then won the national title for the first time in twenty years. He has been offered a US College Division One golf scholarship. Zach’s personal strengths include humility and perseverance. He has demonstrated these in his daily College life, along with excellent self-management. In doing so, he has been an outstanding role model for aspiring sportsmen.

Sam Averill

Executive Principal’s Prize for Service Leadership is Sam’s top character strength, which is appropriate for a Head of Boarding who has done an excellent job this year in this role. Sam was very proactive in establishing a plan for the student boarding experience in 2020. He did his best to help the boarders stay connected to College during their time away from school during Covid disruptions. He showed initiative in creating various boarding activities and doing his best to enhance the life of boarders. He was vice-captain of his cricket and football teams, and he coached junior players. He took part in tree planting and has been involved in other service outside of College. He has been on various school committees and was a very active member of his House in a range of activities. Sam has done all of this with great cheerfulness and a relaxed, calm manner.


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