In the community Jessica is also part of the Youth Search and Rescue, she has donated hundreds of voluntary hours to this organisation and is often put through rigorous training sessions where they are challenged physically, mentally and emotionally!
The Award will be presented at the TrustPower Western Bay of Plenty Community Awards held on Monday 29 April at the Fairview Estate in Katikati.
Run in partnership with the Western Bay of Plenty District Council, the TrustPower Youth Community Spirit Award recognises secondary school students’ service to the school and the community.
Local high schools were asked to recommend one student to be considered for the Award. The runner-up for this Award was Nicki Shaw from Katikati College.
To be considered for the TrustPower Youth Community Spirit Award students had to have given service to school or community projects, treated others with care and respect and been a good ambassador for the school and the Western Bay of Plenty region.
TrustPower Community Relations Representative Teresa Partridge says Jessica is a respectful student with fantastic communication skills, she have a fabulous ‘can-do’ attitude and is willing to help out wherever she can.
“For the past 18 months Jessica has taken part in the school’s CACTUS Program, a boot-camp style program aimed at improving student’s leadership, fitness, well-being and self-esteem. From this Jessica’s confidence has lifted hugely and she has now taken on leadership roles within the school and mentors and encourages other students who are taking part in the CACTUS program three times a week.
Jessica is part of Peer Support at school, also mentoring younger students; she is the co-captain of Hillary House and a member of the Sports Committee.
In the community Jessica is also part of the Youth Search and Rescue, she has donated hundreds of voluntary hours to this organisation and is often put through rigorous training sessions where they are challenged physically, mentally and emotionally! Jessica loves the training and skills that she learns here,” says Mrs Partridge.
For winning the Award Jessica will receive a framed certificate and $250 prize money, with an additional $250 being given to a community group or organisation of her choice. We will find this organisation out at the TrustPower Western Bay of Plenty Community Awards.
For more information or to arrange an interview with Jessica please contact: