Connah's goal is to be a role model by being the first in his immediate family and first of 35 grandchildren on his father's side to attend university.
Not only is he a consistent academic achiever, he was a large contributor to the year 12 leadership group charged with implementing strategies to lift student development.
Connah is very active on the sports field, representing the school, regionally and nationally for touch and rugby. He also stepped up to leadership positions by captaining the Wellington U15 and U17 and vice-captaining for the New Zealand U17 touch teams.
After completing his final school year, Connah aims to study at Victoria University of Wellington working towards a Bachelor of Architectural Studies.