Jack is the current deputy head boy at Rotorua Lakes High School. He has achieved an excellence endorsement for both NCEA level 1 and 2, along with being the captain of the Lakes High 1st XI football team and competing in both mountain biking and skiing. He has used this as biking has helped him take his mind off any academic pressure and has been a big part of his character development to who he is today.
Jack takes pride in representing the school community, as a role model, supporting a positive learning environment within the school. Jack has relished the opportunities that have come with being deputy head boy and captain of the football team, coming out of his comfort zone to step up and lead by example.
He practices these values back in his own community as a volunteer firefighter, including attending numerous local callouts throughout the day and night and a 7-day national deployment in 2020. Jack has been lucky enough to come through the Rotorua Mountain Bike Club race development squad to use his skills learnt to compete in various local, national, and international events, as well as securing a coaching role at Tuned Rotorua.
Jack has interests in a variety of activities including sports such as mountain biking, football, and skiing. Along with community involved activities such as volunteer firefighting and coaching the upcoming generation of mountain bikers. He takes pride in representing Rotorua Lakes High School, at formal events as a head prefect and at sporting events as an athlete and has enjoyed these opportunities all throughout his high school life.
Next year Jack is studying engineering at the University of Canterbury, with the hope of becoming a biomedical engineer, along with gaining further experience in mountain biking and competing in the enduro world series. All this while continuing to stay a volunteer firefighter at the Lake Ōkāreka Volunteer Fire Brigade.