The Year 12 Dean at Otahuhu College recommended Aaron without reservation for a First Foundation scholarship his reasons being that Aaron is 'a responsible, diligent, well organised, motivated and meticulous student who brings his own personality and strong presence to whatever he is involved in.' Aaron was appointed Deputy Head Boy in 2009
Not only did Aaron handle the requirements of NCEA with competence, but he balanced then with sporting, cultural activities and extra-curricular activities such as the Outward Bound programme which he described as being 'a life changing event'.
With a keen interest in Structural Engineering, Aaron is studying towards a Bachelor of Engineering at The University of Auckland. He hopes that his drive to succeed at University will be an inspiration to his community in South Auckland.