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We really value these young people and their input and love to see them grow. Youth Search and Rescue is a great organisation, any kid over the age of 14 can join.
John Barton, Youth Search and Rescue Vice Chairman and Instructor

Jessica Earle from Te Puke High School was named as winner of the Award, which recognises secondary school students’ service to the school and the community. The Award is jointly run by TrustPower and the Western Bay of Plenty District Council and is part of the TrustPower Western Bay of Plenty Community Awards which were presented last night Monday 29 April. 

For winning the Award Jessica Earle received a framed certificate and $250, with an additional $250 being donated to Youth Search and Rescue.

John Barton, Youth Search and Rescue Vice Chairman and Instructor says it was wonderful that two of their students got acknowledged as young volunteers. Nicki Shaw runner-up of the TrustPower Youth Community Spirit Award also volunteers for Youth Search and Rescue. 

“We really value these young people and their input and love to see them grow. Youth Search and Rescue is a great organisation, any kid over the age of 14 can join,” says John. 

TrustPower Community Relations Representative Teresa Partridge says the TrustPower Youth Community Spirit Award is a wonderful opportunity to publicly acknowledge the work young people do to enrich their community. 

“Often young people receive a lot of negative attention and we forget the tremendous input that they provide to the fabric of our community. Jessica is a great example of a student doing just that,” says Mrs Partridge. 

For more information please contact:  
Jessica Earle
TrustPower Western Bay of Plenty Youth Community Spirit Award winner
Ph: 07 573 3338 

For more information on the TrustPower Community Awards click here or contact:

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Teresa Partridge

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(07) 572 9349