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Franklin County News - - OUT & ABOUT -

Name: Locky Dixon Age: 16 School: Tuakau

De­scribe how you achieved the hon­our of be­ing named head stu­dent: The stu­dent body and staff elect stu­dent lead­ers - I have been one for the pre­vi­ous two years. Two head lead­ers are then elected from the stu­dent lead­ers.

Goals for the year: Study hard to achieve a high grade in my cur­rent [Cam­bridge In­ter­na­tional] AS sub­jects; Help de­velop a qual­ity, com­pet­i­tive, and re­spect­ful sport­ing name for Eden Chris­tian Academy that the stu­dents and the wider com­mu­nity can be proud of; My per­sonal goal out­side of school is to keep mov­ing to­wards my NSR (Na­tional Scout­ing Re­port) re­cruit­ment to gain a schol­ar­ship for my ten­nis/aca­demics for col­lege study in the United States.

High­light of your sec­ondary ed­u­ca­tion so far: Be­ing priv­i­leged enough to watch my school grow not only by num­bers, but in strengths, school spirit, and the re­spect we have be­tween stu­dents and teach­ers.

Favourite sub­ject and why: Physics be­cause it teaches me to think. It puts my maths to use and it will help me with my me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing de­gree.

What do you like most about your school: I like that my school is small. Hav­ing stu­dents of vary­ing ages cre­ates such a unique cli­mate that you can’t re­ally get any­where else. See­ing se­nior stu­dents help­ing out and play­ing with pri­mary stu­dents is some­thing I re­ally love about my school.

When you are not study­ing what do Eden Chris­tian Academy, you like to do: I play ten­nis all year round. I train three times a week, play first grade in­ter­club for Pa­tuma­hoe, open men’s for Coun­ties and com­pete in many tour­na­ments through­out the year. .

Who is the kiwi you ad­mire most and why: So­phie Pas­coe be­cause she has over­come many chal­lenges in her life. She is a very im­pres­sive and ac­com­plished Kiwi sportswoman and her de­ter­mi­na­tion is in­spir­ing to an ath­lete like my­self.

If I was Auck­land mayor I’d... Re­sign im­me­di­ately as I’m sure there is much more qual­i­fied peo­ple than me for the job.

How­ever I would sug­gest sort­ing our pub­lic trans­port sys­tem so it is user friendly, safe and re­li­able. Our city can­not sus­tain the con­stant growth with our cur­rent sys­tem.

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