Jayden Houghton

Jayden Houghton

Stage 2

Music Science Business


My name is Jayden, and I am a 19-year-old from Nelson. I am passionate about a wide range of different areas, but my main interests are technology and music. I am constantly inspired by those in their respective fields who are making the most of their opportunities to achieve their dreams.

My recent achievements include completing the Queen Scout Award, Gold Duke of Edinburgh and Gold Student Volunteer Army Award (500 hours). I was elected as a House Academic Captain and Academic Committee Deputy Captain in Year 13, as well as completing NCEA Level 3 endorsed with excellence. After my Pinnacle Spirit of Adventure voyage, I returned three times as a leading hand/buddy to help other trainees get the most out of their voyages.

I have been playing the drum kit for twelve years. I have been involved in multiple rock bands, orchestras and jazz bands, as well as a concert band and brass ensemble.

I am currently in my second year of a Bachelor of Information Technology at NMIT. I am a student representative, peer study group facilitator and a Nelson IT Student Association admin. I love technology as it brings together my creativity, logical thinking and problem-solving skills. I believe that technology has so much potential to leave a positive mark on the world.

“Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself” – Harvey Fierstein

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