Rotorua honours young achievers
The future of Rotorua is in good hands, if last night’s Rotorua Young Achievers ceremony is anything to go by.
The awards are in their 28th year and this year more than 2100 students were nominated by their schools for their contribution to their school and community, academic, cultural, sports and leadership skills.
The exhibition of photos, taken by Rotorua photographer Andrew Warner, will be on display at Pak’nsave from October 23 to November 9 and at the Rotorua Library from November 12 until December 7.
Since the awardsbegan, more than 1250 students have been nominated and photographed.
This year the students took responsibility for the awards, with some students taking over MC duties and some performing.
Rotorua mayor Steve Chadwick says there was a range of community participation.
“It was a night showcasing our youth talents in so many ways.
“It began with a po¯ whiri by Rotorua Lakes High and moved at a sharp pace.
“We were collectively
proud of what our schools and parents enable in their children’s learning pathways. What we saw bodes well for our school community. “Young Achievers ran the programme their way. It was crisp and professional.
“The photos and video that Andrew Warner produced were pictures that told 46 stories. We look