Young achiever set to keep up win­ning ways

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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.

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