Young leaders awarded
The leadership qualities of four Tokoroa youths have been recognised by the Sir Peter Blake Trust.
Bishop Edward Gaines Catholic School’s Ieula Cowley, Cargill Open Plan School’s Tipene Molen, Amisfield School’s Monique Perrott, and Strathmore School’s Jon-haze Metu-tearoa have all received Sir Peter Blake Young Leader Awards which the trust runs in conjunction with Westpac New Zealand.
Westpac Tokoroa banking consultant Brenda Dahm, who presented the students with the awards, said although the sailing legend was no longer alive he would have recognised the qualities the students have shown.
‘‘This award celebrates young leader right across the whole country,’’ she said.
Sir Peter Blake trust chief executive officer Shelley Campbell said the award aimed to nurture and celebrate leadership in young people.
Year five to eight students from 460 schools throughout the country were nominated.
Dahm listed the many qualities the Tokoroa students had shown which included the likes of Tipene displaying his school’s values of courtesy, consideration and courage and Monique taking on several leadership roles and pushing herself to understand and try new learning.
‘‘These young people are our future and we're delighted to acknowledge their work and achievements.’’ Brenda Dahm
Tipene Molen, Monique Perrott, Ieula Cowley and Jon-haze Metu-tearoa have been recognised by the Sir Peter Blake Trust.