A year 13 Wakatipu High student who spoke impressively at the Queenstown and Arrowtown Anzac Day services says he was ‘‘really stoked‘‘ to be rewarded for his effort.

Jack Smillie, 17, was given the honour of addressing both services after winning a speech contest run by Queenstown’s RSA branch.

He’s pictured receiving a trophy from RSA president Phil Wilson (left) and Todd & Walker Law principal Michael Walker.

“I knew I was going to be presented with something, but I didn’t expect the prize money or the trophy,” says Jack, who was also given a trophy and a prize after his Arrowtown speech.

His Anzac Day remarks centred on “the invaluable themes of how our freedom has been shaped by the commitment and sacrifice of those who have served and continue to serve”.

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