The winner of this award in 2020 is Sam Anderson. Sam had high rankings in Chemistry, Physics, Design Architecture and Product, and placed 1st in our PAC Technician course.
He has also studied Maths at the University of Canterbury this year, achieving an A+ grade to date.
Sam is at the forefront of Mountain Bike racing and Adventure Racing in New Zealand. He has been a dominant force in school, regional and national events for the past five years. On the mountain bike, Sam was 11th in the Under 19 Oceania Cross Country Championships, 7th in the Under 19 National event and 6th in the Under 20 schools nationals in Auckland. He won gold in the Under 20 Mixed XC Relay at the Schools Mountain Bike Champs event. He was also second in the Under 20 Canterbury Team Trial Championships. Sam won another gold medal in the Mixed Team at the Canterbury Rogaining Championships. Sam was a member of the champion team at the South Island Hillary Challenge Regionals and was also in the champion school team at the North Canterbury Adventure Race. When our team gained 5th place at the Hillary Challenge National Final, Sam was nominated as the outstanding individual performer by the Team Instructor.
Sam has also been a PAC Technician for the past 4 years, and a music prefect. He won the Skene Award for Service to School Music this year.
Congratulations to Sam Anderson, the very deserving winner of the All Round Excellence Prize for 2020.