Top hon­our for girl with ev­ery badge

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Af­ter 12 years of Girls Bri­gade, Ana Seini Nuku has re­ceived her com­pany’s high­est hon­our.

Seini, as she is called by ev­ery­one, was awarded her bri­gader brooch in a church ser­vice on June 2.

Tawa Com­pany leader Leanne Bridge says her award was well de­served, af­ter earn­ing ev­ery badge on of­fer.

‘‘There is a lot of work that goes into it, and she deserves it, she has worked very hard.’’

Seini joined Girls Bri­gade when she was 5, along with her older sis­ter, who re­ceived the same hon­our last year.

Al­though the 17-year-old plans to give the bri­gade a break dur­ing her first year at univer­sity next year, she said if she had stopped ear­lier she would have missed it.

As part of earn­ing her badges, Seini had to com­plete 48 hours of com­mu­nity ser­vice, which Leanne says she has to­tally blown out of the wa­ter, be­cause she is still do­ing it.

‘‘I don’t usu­ally have to ask Seini to do much, she just steps in and does it.’’

Badges are based on four as­pects: spir­i­tual, phys­i­cal, so­cial and ed­u­ca­tional.

Ac­tiv­i­ties to earn badges can range from crafts to Zumba and civil de­fence lessons.

One of Seini’s favourite ac­tiv­i­ties with the com­pany was a sleep­over held at the zoo.

Photo: NATASHA THYNE

Top hon­our: Ana Seini Nuku has re­ceived her bri­gader brooch, the high­est hon­our in Girls Bri­gade.

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