Nicholas Deerson

Class of: 2011
School: Rangiora High School
Scholarship Partner: Foodstuffs South Island Ltd
This all round talented young man also has strong people skills and natural leadership abilities. Despite this, when talking about his position as Rangiora's Deputy Head Boy his humility shines through: "I am very privileged to be trusted with such a role." Nicholas won a Future Leadership Scholarship in 2009 and in the same year was awarded Top Yr 11 Scholar.

Regarded as responsible and well balanced, Nicholas has shown skill in managing involvement in a diverse selection of activities ranging from Stage Challenge to Choir and fundraising for the Child Cancer Society. His sporting talent saw him play a key role within his touch rugby, rugby, cricket and soccer teams. His outlook is positive and he relied on this attribute particularly when he volunteered to doing digging and aid relief just after the Christchurch Earthquake in February 2011.

"One day I hope to help and support others in financial need," says Nicholas. In December 2014, he completed a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in accounting from the University of Canterbury and started work at Ernst and Young . He is also studying for his Chartered Accountant qualifications and is a First Foundation Mentor.