Class Act 2020

By OBHS | Posted: Tuesday August 25, 2020

The Otago Daily Times Class Act initiative identifies and celebrates the excellence of young people in our province.

This year the Otago Boys' High School recipients are Angus Henderson and Liam Connolly. Congratulations to these fine young men.

Angus Henderson

Achievements: Head boy (2020; NCEA scholarship statistics (2019; NCEA scholarship calculus (2019); A+ 100-level first year maths and computer science at University of Canterbury (2020); 100% excellence results NCEA; Otago Boys' first basketball team starting centre (2020); St Kilda men's basketball club A team, national referee NZ secondary schools basketball championships (2018); school production lead (2015-20); school tutor; organised school Shave for a Cure raising $12,000.

Role model: My dad, because he is very hard-working. 

Hopes for the future: Study statistics at university and be involved in scientific research.

Liam Connolly

Achievements: Academic prefect (2020); chairman of the Otago Boys' High School Student Council (2020); NCEA level 1 and 2 with excellence; scholarship history (2019); academic blues (2018-2019); debating blues (2019), Aotearoa Online Schools' Debating premier grade quarterfinalist (2020); 1st Otago-Southland Regional Schools Debating Championship (2019); Otago-Southland Debating development squad, (2018-20) Otago-Southland Regional Schools Debating Championship highly commended speaker (2020); Dunedin Schools Debating fifth-best speaker (2019); representative on the Otago Boys' High School Student Council (2016-19); Brain Bee Challenge regional finals (2017); NZ Biology Olympiad bronze award (2020); Duke of Edinburgh bronze award (2018); delegate at the UN Youth Model United Nations (2019).

Role model: Former New Zealand prime minister David Lange because he was a great orator.

Hopes for the future: Continue to be inspired and learn forever in a field I choose, and hopefully make a difference.

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