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The Turner Cup recipient: C. W. R. Buchanan

The Turner Cup is for all-round participation in School activities, including sound academic progress, participation in extracurricular activities, (especially in sport) and a manly, responsible approach to life, and the 2021 recipient is Prefect C. W. R. Buchanan.

Buchanan is a young man whose actions have supported and endorsed the Auckland Grammar School ethos and ‘The Grammar Way’. He has made the most of the opportunities that have been presented to him, while also being the 2021 Head Boy of Tibbs House.

His sporting involvement is extensive. This year he has been committed to Athletics, Cricket, Cross Country, Disc Ultimate, the Distance Squad, Football and Orienteering.

On top of this, he has contributed to wider school life through services as a Head Library Monitor, participating in the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme and in music as a member of Grammar Voices and Grammarphonics. Impressively he has also developed into a strong speaker of Te Reo Māori.

Buchanan’s approach to his academic, sporting and cultural endeavours coupled with the maturity he exhibits when challenged, further reinforces the balance with which he lives his life. He has maintained these commitments whilst also serving as a school prefect this year.

His empathetic and genial demeanour along with his maturity and humility shine through his studies, sport, prefect duties and Tibbs House leadership. This has continually been reflected in his manly and responsible approach to his time at the School.