Young achiever set to keep up winning ways
Having received Tokoroa High School’s proxime accessit at just 15 years old, Andia James Loveday is already well on his way to achieving.
The teenager is ecstatic with his prize and intends to further his successes at a tertiary level.
His motivation and determination is said to have come from hours of persistence and solid personal goals. Humble parents and humility is a factor that runs through his family.
Air Training Corps squadron leaders Trevor Bentley, Butch Rothman, SMT, Mr Jones, Derek Mossman taught and trained Andia James to corporal level and commended him on his leadership skills.
Andia James’s swim coach Andy Gray has also inspired him.
Among the screed of academic achievements Andia has gained over the years are the RSA Cup for proxime accessit, Geoff Burridge Memorial, the Lions Club of Tokoroa City Scholarship, proxime accessit medal and a first in NCEA level two chemistry. On top of this Andia won his Tokoroa High year 12 speech competition this year.
In 2010, Andia received NCEA level one with excellence and level two with merit. He also achieved NCEA level three mathematics in statistics, level three geography, the Elder Cup for level three science and the Ngapo Cup for year 12 oratory.
Currently sitting year 12 and 13 English, the Tokoroa High teen has been at the top of his game for some time.
In all his academic years Andia James has gained the top cup for academic excellence, along with an academic excellence badge.
Like other kids his age, Andia James does know how to have fun – computer games and hitech gadgets being some of his favourite leisure time activities. His dad said his son was funny, that he was always into electronic subjects and inventing rockets and on Youtube learning ways to invent things.
In addition, Andia James is a keen sportsman, enjoys all sports, especially mountain biking. Having competed in the 4.2km swim across Lake Taupo, he is a good swimmer too.
Andia James though, is determined to get his desired double maths and physics degree at Waikato or Auckland University and is willing to put in the hard work.
According to his parents, Robert and Ketut, the Tokoroa community has given the student a lot of support, for which they are thankful. ‘‘The best thing we have given him as a basis is time, making sure he gets to school on time and sets his goals.’’
ON HIS WAY: Andia (James) Loveday received Tokoroa High School’s proxime accessit.