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The Torch of Tradition recipient: J. A. Mora

The Torch of Tradition is awarded to the young man who has been most conspicuous for devotion to the School and its traditions, service and self-sacrifice, general conduct inside and outside the School, character, bearing and manner, and a sense of responsibility and school spirit.

The record over the whole of a young man’s school career, or most of it, will have to be considered, and the 2023 recipient is Deputy Head Prefect J. A. Mora.

Jamie Mora is an able all-round student who has worked with determination to advance his academic standing in Cambridge qualifications. 

He has been committed to School life throughout his five years at the School and has demonstrated considerable character in and outside of the classroom through his conduct and demeanour.

As an athlete, Jamie has demonstrated leadership, responsibility and service as Captain of Athletics this year. He is community-minded as has been tangibly demonstrated through his support of the School at a range of events and the sidelines of Premier sports fixtures.

Jamie has been this year’s Deputy Head Prefect. He has contributed extensively to the tone and culture of the School through his partnership with Head Prefect Quinlan Te Tamaki as well as the Prefect cohort. He has readily accepted responsibility and shown pride in his School through his actions.

Jamie has responded with modesty, respect and good humour as a representative of Auckland Grammar School and has lived our values.

Jamie Mora has made the most of the opportunities presented to him. He has excelled, understood and respected Auckland Grammar School traditions and endorsed its ethos through his service, character, bearing and manner.