Meet Aotea College's next head girl

BY KRIS DANDO
Last updated 11:00 20/11/2012
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Kris Dando
ROLE MODEL: Madi Ferris, Aotea College’s head girl for 2013, enjoys her job at Porirua Library. She is there three days a week, including Saturday afternoon, shelving books and fielding inquiries from the public.

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Madi Ferris loves Aotea College - and it loves her right back.

The year 12 student is presently in the middle of exams, but is looking forward to a summer of relaxing and part-time work. From January, she will be one of the faces of her school, after being named head girl for 2013.

Although she worked hard to earn the support of her peers and the backing of teachers and the principal, Madi says winning the role was still a surprise and an honour. "I applied and had to do a speech in front of the student body and go through the interviews, which was cool. I was happy to make the short-list and would have been really proud to be a prefect, but head girl is just amazing.

"My family, especially Mum, were proud and I'm looking forward to giving something back after Aotea's given me so much."

As part of the interview, Madi sang a song for the teachers about Aotea College, and hopes it is something that is picked up by the rest of the school. Next year they will unveil a new haka.

She's eagerly anticipating a "huge" last year. Her studies, leadership responsibilities, barbershop, netball coaching and part-time job shelving at Porirua Library will have to be balanced.

"You do have to be a role model but I'm ready for it ... I can't stop smiling."

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