This award is for the best all-round young man in the school - the young man who has been most outstanding for personality, leadership, strength of character, sense of responsibility in performance of duties, scholarship, co-operation with staff, an athletic prowess and record in school activities.
The emphasis is on personal achievement - the best young man on the above points. Much of this could be achieved in his final year and the 2019 recipient is Head Prefect M. J. Hawkesby.
Miller has maintained his academic focus and met his varied commitments to extracurricular activities in what has been an extraordinary final year.
He has grown and developed academically and performed exceptionally well showing strength in the humanities. His approach to academia has been best defined by his eagerness to perform to his potential and his willingness to grow and develop his subject knowledge.
Miller has demonstrated great commitment to School life by being actively involved with the rowing squad, including Maadi Cup, In Zone tutoring, Literati and the Heritage Committee. He has met his varied primary obligations even when tested by the additional requests made of him to be present at many of the 150th events and fundraisers.
Miller's appointment to the position of Head Prefect this year reflected his exceptional leadership qualities along with his humility and genuine interest in others. It also reflected the overwhelming support he received from staff and students. He has excelled in this role and has represented the School, with the pride seen in past Head Prefects, but also in that of a fourth generation Grammar boy.
He is a loyal, humble and considered young man, who has achieved well, grown comfortable in who he is with a sense of purpose and a strength of character beyond his years. It is through these attributes he has earned the confidence to articulate his thoughts with independence of mind and in doing so represent himself and Auckland Grammar School in exemplary fashion.
Head Prefect Miller Hawkesby receives the Rope Cup from Act MP and Old Boy David Seymour '97