Ace on the cards
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.