Achieve­ments hon­oured

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

For­mer Mata­mata Col­lege stu­dent Jessica Watkinson is no stranger to achiev­ing at the high­est level.

While at­tend­ing the Col­lege, Jessica achieved a clean fiveyear sweep, by be­ing year 11, 12 and 13 dux and top stu­dent in years 9 and 10.

Striv­ing for ex­cel­lence is some­thing that Sir Dry­den Spring also knows well.

It’s just one of the pri­mary rea­sons that saw him in­ducted as a lau­re­ate into the The New Zealand Busi­ness Hall of Fame last Wed­nes­day.

Jessica, who is cur­rently study­ing to­wards a Bach­e­lor of Com­merce at the Univer­sity of Auck­land, was ap­proached by the Young En­ter­prise Trust to read Sir Dry­den’s ci­ta­tion be­fore he was in­ducted into the Busi­ness Hall of Fame.

The New Zealand Busi­ness Hall of Fame was cre­ated in 1994 by Young En­ter­prise Trust, and is pre­sented each year with the sup­port of Fair­fax Me­dia, Auck­land Cham­ber of Com­merce and Kaimira Es­tate.

The Busi­ness Hall of Fame was cre­ated to recog­nise and cel­e­brate in­di­vid­u­als who have made a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to the eco­nomic and so­cial de­vel­op­ment of New Zealand.

In 2013, lau­re­ates Sir John An­der­son, Sir Colin Gil­trap, Hugh Green, Sir Ge­orge Fis­tonich, Sir Dry­den Spring, Mary Innes, Val Bar­foot and Mau­rice Thomp­son were in­ducted to the Hall of Fame at a gala din­ner at Auck­land’s Lang­ham Ho­tel.

Wed­nes­day’s event was at­tended by their ex­cel­len­cies Lieu­tenant Gen­eral The Right Hon­ourable Sir Jerry Mateparae, and Lady Janine Mateparae, the Hon­ourable Bill English and many other dis­tin­guished guests.

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