If you can’t find Mya Grant tearing around the netball court or touch rugby field outside Cromwell College hours, there’s a good chance she’s at work.
Mya has been working at a variety of roles at the Highlands Motorsports Park during 2020 and 2021 , including the cafe, the karts, front-desk reception and at events and functions.
“This has allowed me to communicate and co-ordinate with people of all different ages and nationalities and gain lots of experience doing different multiple jobs,” she says.
But that’s not all. Mya’s also keen to show leadership in sport, through coaching and umpiring netball.
Her school Young Enterprise Scheme group this year appointed Mya chief executive for a company selling tea towels with a recycling message.
And she spends time as as a babysitter of twin 4-year-old boys and refereeing junior touch rugby competitions.
Last year, she organised and ran a social volleyball competition in Cromwell, for teams at different year levels attending various schools.
“I made up the draws each week, communicated to the teams on when they were playing, umpired games, played in the competition itself and I was also there each week to clean up and lock up.”
She’s a prefect and leader who has served the college student council, sports council and academic committee.
During her five years at the college she has gained numerous diligence and distinction awards, including the Rural Women’s award for top year 11 overall diligence, as well as excellence in both level 1 and level 2 NCEA.
Mya is thinking about enrolling in business management at the University of Otago in 2022.
“I want to get a good degree and get a good job. But I have no major plans. I am just taking things day by day. An excellence endorsement is my main goal this year,” she said.
Achievements: Prefect (2021); student leader (2021); NCEA level 1 (2019) and level 2 (2020) endorsed with excellence; year 11 diligence award (2019); academic committee/academic prefect (2021); cast member school production High School Musical (2019); senior A netball team (2019, 2020, 2021); Central Otago u-16 netball representative (2019); senior A touch team (2019, 2020); Cromwell Rowing Club (2019); Cromwell Hockey Club Senior B team (2021); netball coach Alexandra competition (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020); netball umpire Alexandra competition (2021); referee school touch Cromwell competition (2019, 2020); Duke of Edinburgh silver award (2021); created a Cromwell volleyball competition (2020); Cromwell College Adventure Race team at South Island Secondary School Sports (2020); South Island Secondary Schools Sports netball team member (2019, 2020, 2021); Otago Secondary Sports touch tournament team member (2019, 2020).
Role models: “My mum. She is a good, strong person and has showed me what it means to be a good person.”
Hopes for the Future: “Get a good degree and get a job I am passionate about.”