Nicky Grigg walked through the doors to HSC in Grade 7 and upon his arrival he quickly became involved in the HSC community through volunteering and co-curricular opportunities.
Academics were one of Nicky’s strengths even prior to attending HSC. While attending schools in Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore, Nicky excelled academically, completing standardized testing and achieving results in the 91stpercentile in language, 94thin reading, and 99thin math. Those skills have been finessed throughout his HSC education and in Grade 7 he achieved honour status, and in Grade 8 he was part of HSC’s Grade 8 Math Enrichment program.
With his strong desire to learn more about the world we live in, Nicky was chosen to go to rural Indonesia to help teach English, an experience that allowed him to be of service.
“Having grown up in second and third world countries, I know the importance of giving back to society. We had a rather conventional approach to our teaching, but what I found particularly interesting was our ability to bridge the cultural and language differences through soccer.”
Continually striving to make a difference, he also participated in a 28 kilometre walk to raise money for women in Africa, and was selected to attend We Day with HSC.
In addition to volunteering and striving for academic excellence, Nicky keeps busy by participating in a variety of after school activities. He began playing soccer and made the U13 and U14 soccer teams at HSC, receiving the most improved player award during his time with the U13 team. Always looking for something new to learn, he has also participated in ultimate Frisbee, Robotics, stage crew, the digital media club, as well as a coding club and a drama club.
“I am a sponge, soaking up information and experiences, and I aspire to find a relationship between some of my diverse interests and blend the skills.”