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FEILDING HIGH SCHOOL -- SENIOR AWARDS
Dux: Jessica McLean
Joint winners: Benjamin Edwards, left, and Thomas Bishop.
Kristi Atkins and Waitapu Potaka
Form Seven Cup and
Principal's Prize for Dux of
Jessica McLean Citation: Jessica
is an outstanding academic student.
Throughout her school career Jes-
sica has consistently achieved top
placings in her subjects.
This year Jessica has gained first
placings in history, drama, English
and media studies.
Jessica plans to study history and
English at Massey University in
Kereama and Ryniker Cup
for Merit and Tolley
Memorial Prize and OPA
Badge and Life
Membership of the OPA
Joint Award: Kristi Atkins and
Kristi Atkins Kristi was school
president in 2011 and consistently
led by example.
As president she has proven her-
self to be hardworking, reliable and
Regardless of the activity she is
involved in she follows through on
what she says she will do.
Kristi has contributed to the
smooth running of the school and
has been an active member of our
She mentored other students, was
the student representative on the
board of trustees and a member of
the ball committee.
Kristi has also been involved in
the performing arts.
She has been involved in major
production and the one act play.
Kristi has found time to compete
in a number of sports including vol-
leyball and netball.
She was captain of the volleyball
team and a Manawatu representa-
tive netball player.
Kristi has been able to complete
all these tasks and duties while
maintaining an excellent academic
Waitapu has been house captain
for Oroua House in 2011 leading
with confidence and efficiency.
These skills were also evident at
this year's EVENTO show where
Waitapu acted as MC.
Those involved with the show
commented on how her conduct and
performance was exemplary.
She has also been involved with
the school band and show choir.
Waitapu has been involved in
Maori performing arts as a member
of the school's kapa haka group
since she began here as a year 9
The quality of the leadership she
exhibits is evident in the respect
that the group members have for
She leads by example and is
able to take advice and then
demonstrate the quality of reo
and performance that is
required through her own
Waitapu took on the pos-
ition of tutor for the group,
including composing waiata
and choreographing their
performances, and was willing
to give up performing to con-
centrate solely on tutoring.
In addition to all of this she
has played touch for the
school, and maintained an
excellent academic record,
including excellence in all her
te reo assessments.
Sportsperson of the
Joint Award -- Benjamin
Edwards (Rugby) and Thomas
Bishop (Clay Shooting).
Thomas Bishop Thomas started
clay bird shooting when he was 11
years old and specialises in the field
of sporting'' -- Compak'', English
Sporting Pairs'' and basic Sport-
He went to his first world games
aged 14 but was unplaced.
His first international title was
later that year when he won the
Under 16yrs Australian Sporting
In 2010 he went on to win a silver
medal in the Under 21s at Oceania
Games in Australia followed by a
gold medal in the NZ Sporting
He also won the North Island
Compak and NZ Sporting
In 2011 he won a silver medal in
New Caledonia at the Oceania
Games. He was the top scoring Kiwi
over all grades.
He was second in the Asia Pacific
Cup and also won the NZ Sporting
Grand Prix and NZ Compak Junior
His greatest achievement to date
has been a Gold Medal at the World
Games (English Sporting Pairs) in
the A grade. This was an open grade
against adults from all over the
world. The NZ Junior Team that he
was a member of won a bronze
With FITASC (International
Shooting Federation) Thomas has a
junior world ranking rank of 5th.
Ben Edwards Ben came to Feild-
ing High School in 2011 to further
his studies and his rugby career.
He started it as a promising
rugby player and by the completion
of the 2011 season he had become a
key member of our successful 1st
XV, which won the Hurricanes Co-
ed title and were placed third in the
New Zealand Co-ed Championship.
Ben was placed on stand-by for
the Hurricanes secondary schools'
Ben then proceeded to show
exceptional form in the National Co-
ed Competition with his supreme
passing and running skills and his
advancement as a team leader.
As a result Ben was selected for
the New Zealand Secondary
Schools' team to play a test against
He is also part of the school senior
team that has qualified for the final
of the national Sevens in December.
A number of provincial unions
have expressed interest in Ben's
future as a first class rugby player.
Ben has worked tremendously
hard to lift his game to a national
Creativity and excellence
in the arts award -- Arts
Kieren Kleinschmidt has been
heavily involved in the Arts over the
His achievements in the area of
theatre are exceptional.
He had the lead role of Captain
Hook in Peter Pan'' this year and
helped devise and perform the One
Act Play. He was selected for the
National Secondary Schools
Shakespeare Production Week and
was one of 24 students selected to
attend the Globe Theatre in London
as part of the NZ team.
Kieren was our school's represen-
tative at The Basement Company at
Centrepoint Theatre this year as an
extension of his Drama Programme.
It is Kieren's outstanding ability
to interpret and communicate
through performance, his methodi-
cal and thorough approach to
character work, his exceptional tal-
ent for phrasing, gesture and timing
and his intuitive knowledge of how
to perform with impact that have
earned him this award.
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