Wellington's students are Absolutely Positively Awesome

18 December 2014

Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown has launched the Absolutely Positively Wellington Student awards, celebrating secondary school students’ contribution to their communities in October this year, and recently presented the last of 2014’s awards to Raj Patel, at Rongotai College’s 87th annual prize giving.

Wellington’s secondary schools were invited to recognise a student in year 10 – 12 that made an outstanding contribution to their community.  Winners were chosen by the school and awards were presented at the schools’ end of year prize givings.  

"Our youngsters are the future of our city.  Many of them contribute positively to our community on top of their commitments to school, family, sports teams, bands and the many other groups they belong to,” said Mayor Wade-Brown.

“The inaugural winners of the Absolutely Positively Wellington Student awards are a thoughtful, kind, dedicated and wonderful group who have given an incredible amount of time and energy to make Wellington a great place to live.

“I launched these awards to highlight the hard work students put into their communities.  I was impressed by the quality and diversity winners and their dedication to things like Kapa Haka, recycling, service to the elderly and vulnerable youth.  I am proud to be the Mayor of the city these young people call home.”

This year’s winners will be invited to a morning tea with Mayor Celia Wade-Brown and Councillors at the beginning of the 2015 school year to celebrate their achievements.