"Nevada has a superb grasp of the people skills needed for success in life, possesses the academic ability required to flourish in tertiary studies and is a humble and gentle natural leader, leading by example," said Richard Anderton from Aotea College's Health and Physical Education Department.
Nevada is an all-round student achieving both in the classroom and on the sports field. He is an Environmental Prefect, was a peer supporter and worked with special needs students. A member of his school's First XV, and has been involved in many representative teams for both rugby league and union. He also does athletics and plays tennis.
HIs goal is to study either Economics, or sport and physiotherapy.