Pictured from Left: Sophie Morrison (Proxime Accessit), Mrs Elizabeth Forgie (Principal) and (the 2017 Kerikeri High School Dux) Jack Williams.
The Proxime Accessit at Kerikeri High School for 2017 is Sophie Morrison.
To be considered for the award of Proxime Accessit at Kerikeri High School a student must first be a Top Scholar. Sophie has been a Top Scholar every year since 2014, and has been awarded Honours Academic for both NCEA Level One and NCEA Level Two.
Sophie has been a Class Representative, Peer Support Leader, Keri Reading Tutor, a Tuakana and a Prefect. Sophie has five Honours Awards, two for Academic and three for Sport, a cornerstone where Sophie excelled, playing an extraordinary 20 different sporting codes for Kerikeri High School.
Sophie was selected for the New Zealand Under 18 Development Squad, the Northland Talent Hub and Pathway to Podium Programme. Sophie is a Northland Under 18 Representative, was selected for the Northland Womens’ Team and won her category at the ASB Northland Secondary Schools’ Sports Awards in her sport of Hockey. Sophie was awarded the Lawrie Kendall Memorial Cup for a second year and the nationally prestigious Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship. Congratulations Sophie.
The Dux at Kerikeri High School for 2017 is our Head Boy Jack Williams.
To be considered for the award of Dux at Kerikeri High School a student must be a Top Scholar. Jack has been a Top Scholar every year since Year 9. Jack also participated in a wide range of additional Academic Extension activities from Lit Quiz in the junior school.
Jack is an Elite Honours Award Recipient, being awarded Honours Academic for NCEA Level One and NCEA Level Two.
In the Cultural cornerstone Jack has been involved in Debating and was a Finalist in the school-wide Speech Competition. Jack has played across 11 Sporting codes for Kerikeri High School and this year was an member of both the First XI Hockey Team and the First XV Rugby Team.
It is in the Leadership and Service Cornerstone for Kerikeri High School that Jack excelled – a Coach, a member of the WAKA Video Making Team, a Peer Support Leader, a Keri Reading Tutor, a Class Representative, a Librarian, a Kiwi Buddy, a Prefect and a Chair of the Student Council.
Jack has been awarded three Honours awards across two cornerstones, Academic and Leadership and is the recipient of the Victoria Excellence Scholarship. The 2017 Kerikeri High School Dux is our Head Boy, Jack Williams.