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As a long serving member of St John member Abbey has been part of this group since age 8. These skills even saw her awarded top under 18 cadet in the south island competitions having provided more than 500 hours of service to the region through her involvement.
Jess Somerville, Trustpower Community Relations Representative

The Award will be presented at the TrustPower Ashburton District Community Awards held on Tuesday 11 June at the MSA.

Run in conjunction with the TrustPower Ashburton District Community Awards, the TrustPower Youth Community Award recognises secondary school students’ service to the school and the community. The Award is jointly run by TrustPower and the Ashburton District Council. 

Local high schools were asked to recommend one student to be considered for the Award. The runner-up for this Award is Alice Todhunter from Mt Hutt 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 Ashburton region. 

TrustPower Community Relations Representative Jess Somerville says Abbey has invested a significant amount of her time into her school and wider community through various leadership roles, her commitment to the arts and St John. 

“At Ashburton College, Abbey is a highly visible member of her school through her involvement in the school choir, school theatre group, position on the student executive and as part of the 1st XI Hockey team. 

“Out in the community she is a Hockey referee, part of the Phoenix Chorus and on top of this was the choreographer of the recent Miss Saigon production put on by Variety Theatre. This was a huge commitment from a student and she played a big role in producing this very successful production. 

“As a long serving member of St John member Abbey has been part of this group since age 8. These skills even saw her awarded top under 18 cadet in the south island competitions having provided more than 500 hours of service to the region through her involvement. 

“The judges were impressed with Abbeys high energy approach to life, strong sense of community and sincere desire to give back,” says Miss Somerville. 

For winning the Award Abbey will receive a trophy, framed certificate and $500 prize money, with $250 being given to a community group or organisation of her choice. 

The TrustPower Youth Community Spirit Award will be presented at the TrustPower Ashburton District Community Awards, being held tonight on Tuesday 11 June. 

For more information or to arrange an interview with Abbey please contact:

MEDIA ENQUIRIES

Jess Somerville

Community Relations Representative

Phone

0800 87 11 11 extn 4310 or 021 791 084