Youth (Home Educator) on academic honour roll

Youth on academic honour roll

A 17-year-old Christchurch youth has become the youngest person named on the Massey University dean’s list.

Nicholas Trezise-Ashley, who recently completed his second year of study for a bachelor of aviation management, received a dean’s list award for academic excellence this month.

To make the list, students must achieve an overall grade of A-minus or better.

Trezise-Ashley, who studies extramurally, began his degree in 2007 through a Massey University summer programme.

He said he was surprised by his achievement.

His mother, Christine Ashley, said her son was recognised as a high-level learner from his early years. She home-schooled Trezise-Ashley and his younger brother, Zachary.

Ashley said home-schooling instilled a strong work ethic in her sons.

Trezise-Ashley has a private pilot’s licence and plans to study for a masters degree in aviation and a commercial pilot’s licence, before pursuing a career in the aviation industry.

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