Classmate of the month: Ashley kirk

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Name: Ashley Kirk
Year: 13
Age: 18 

Claim to fame?
Head Girl and Chairperson of the Student Council 

Favourite subject?
Graphics is one of my favourites 

Main goal this year?
To gain NCEA Level 3 endorsed with Excellence and to achieve a lot on the Student Council 

Plans after you leave school?
Next year I’m going to Victoria University in Wellington to study a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts 

Favourite aspects about Wakatipu High?
The ability to be involved in so many different areas of school life. There are so many opportunities in all areas, whether it’s academic, sports, cultural or leadership 

Highlights while being a school leader
I’ve really enjoyed getting to lead a council of 30 dedicated senior students in really making a difference. It’s been such an amazing experience and has allowed me to become so much more involved in the school in my final year 

Do you plan to carry on in leadership roles in the future?
Wakatipu High has helped me to develop leadership skills that I would love to continue using in the future 

Where do you think Wakatipu High is heading?
It will continue to grow and provide many amazing opportunities for the students. There really is a strong school community that allows any student to succeed.

Interviewed by Korrie Middendorf