Anna is a brilliant young leader with her mind on community. It is young people like Anna that this Youth Community Spirit Award seeks to find and they show us that the future is bright and we are in good hands.
Anne Glibbery from Whakatane High School has been named as the winner of the Trustpower Whakatāne District Youth Spirit Community Award.
The Award was presented at the Trustpower Whakatāne District Community Awards tonight (Monday 3 August) at the Whakatane Little Theatre.
Run in conjunction with the Trustpower Whakatāne District Community Awards, the Trustpower Youth Community Spirit Award recognises secondary school students’ service to the school and the community. The Award is jointly run by Trustpower and the Whakatāne District Council.
Local high schools were asked to recommend one student to be considered for the Award. 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 Whakatāne region.
Finalists for the Award are Moutoka Vercoe of Edgecumbe College and Bryce Coulter of Trident High School.
Trustpower Community Relations Representative Kathlene Cook says Anna is a talented young woman who instinctively gives her time, talents and experience freely.
“Anna is a school prefect, part of the school ball committee, part of the 40hr famine committee, the organiser of many charity days at her school and she has been on the school council for four years running.
Academically, Anna is well-rounded and even moving into business ventures while still at school. On top all that she is known as a positive ray beam for the people surrounding her and she also commits a lot of her time to the Whakatane High School Interact Club – a volunteer club putting time and effort into many various fundraising activities in the community.
Anna is a brilliant young leader with her mind on community. It is young people like Anna that this Youth Community Spirit Award seeks to find and they show us that the future is bright and we are in good hands”, says Kathlene.
For winning the Award, Anna received a trophy, framed certificate and $500 prize money. She also got to make a $250 donation to a community group of her choice.
The Trustpower Youth Community Spirit Award was presented at the Trustpower Whakatāne District Community Awards, held tonight, Monday 3 August at 6pm at the Whakatane Little Theatre.