Top honour for girl with every badge
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.
Top honour: Ana Seini Nuku has received her brigader brooch, the highest honour in Girls Brigade.