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Tullia’s passion for student voice and energy she dedicates to helping others to reach their full potential makes her a very deserving winner of this Award.
Jess Somerville, Trustpower Community Relations Representative

The Award is jointly run by Trustpower and the Nelson City and Tasman District Councils and local high schools were asked to recommend one student to be considered for the Award. The runner-up for this Award is Emily Narbey from Nelson College for Girls and the finalists are Jared Kirk and Katie Barham.

The Trustpower Youth Community Spirit Award celebrates the work young people do to enrich their community and is open to all students who have given service to school or community projects, treated others with care and respect and been a good ambassador for the school and the Nelson or Tasman region.

Trustpower Community Relations Representative Jess Somerville says the Trustpower Youth Community Spirit Award is a great opportunity for a generous student with a big heart to be formally acknowledged and congratulated.

“Tullia’s passion for student voice and energy she dedicates to helping others to reach their full potential makes her a very deserving Winner of this award. In her time at Golden Bay High School she has taken on a number of roles that puts her in touch with a wide cross section of the school and community from year 7 mentor; to longstanding member of the Student Council to her role as House leader. She has also taken on the leadership of a student driven ‘anti-bullying’ group which has been proactive and creative in getting ideas across to the school through mediums such as performing arts.

“Over the last few years she has also written numerous articles for the Golden Bay Weekly as a volunteer writer and been involved in numerous fundraising activities such as the 2013 Home and School fundraising ball.

“Tullia is a very empathetic student with strong aspirations for the future based around helping, supporting, and motivating and improving people’s lives. Having recently coped and dealt with incredible personal tragedy in a wonderfully inspiring way, and as a leader, mentor and dedicated community member she is a very deserving winner of this Award”, says Miss Somerville.

For winning the Award Tullia 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 was presented at the Trustpower Nelson Tasman Community Awards, at the Rutherford tonight on Tuesday 1 July.