Dux to study law and commerce
Putting the hard yards into school work has seen Nelson College student James Mellor named this years’ dux.
Mellor said he didn’t expect to be named dux and was ‘‘pretty blown away’’.
‘‘I knew that I was doing well but at the time I didn’t really think it was going to happen.’’
He said he was always trying to get the best grades in ‘‘every single class and assessment, always trying to get high marks.
‘‘I see the value of putting in effort and you get the rewards for your hard work,’’ he said.
Mellor said his way of relaxing after school was ‘‘going out to party’’.
He also enjoyed doing art, but the hobby had taken a back seat during this busy year.
He had liked the last term of school the most because ‘‘everyone band together and there was a really good vibe’’.
Mellor is heading to Otago University to study a double degree of law and ‘‘probably commerce’’ next year.
‘‘I’m so excited, it’s time to get out of Nelson and move onto bigger and more exciting things.’’
The 18-year-old said he chose those subjects because he wanted a degree that would lead ‘‘to a lot of different job opportunities’’.
Asked if he knew what he wanted to be after he finished his studies, he said he was ‘‘going with the flow’’.
A highlight for Mellor this year was being named dux, but also playing underwater hockey and the team coming second at the national tournament. He wouldn’t be playing underwater hockey at Otago University, but he would keep playing football.
Nelson College student James Mellor.