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E Wen Wong 11TAW with the Honourable Peeni Henare Minister for Youth
Photo by Sandra Pooch

New Zealand Youth Awards

Mrs S Pooch —

Burnside High School is very proud to have a current student as a winner of one of these awards.

The New Zealand Youth Awards 2018 are designed to recognise and celebrate the passion, success and commitment of rangatahi, and those that support them, who are leading change, innovating and creating solutions throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. E Wen Wong 11TAW was one of 17 recipients at this year’s New Zealand Youth Awards, recognised for her commitment to the environment.

The Commitment to the Environment award recognises young people, aged 12-24 years, who are making significant contributions in order to bring about environmental improvements and/or support sustainability. The recipients of the New Zealand Youth Awards 2018 were announced by Minister for Youth Peeni Henare at a celebration event in Parliament on Thursday 28 June, following a day of celebrations for the recipients hosted by the Ministry of Youth Development.