Leadership award for young local

Karapiro School Deputy Principal Anne Mackey, proud parents Grant and Mel Emmett, Paul Evans (Westpac Bank) and Olivia Emmett, recipient of the 2018 Sir Peter Blake Young Leader Award.

Karapiro School student Olivia Emmett was recognised for her all-round excellence recently when she received the 2018 Sir Peter Blake Young Leader Award. Paul Evans of Westpac Bank visited the school to present the prestigious award, which each year recognises one young person from anywhere in the country whose leadership stands out in their school and community.

Karapiro School Principal Tina-Maree Thatcher said Olivia is very much a worthy recipient of the award, “because of her ability to inspire and lead others, and her diligence and focus on her schoolwork and sporting endeavours” she said. “Olivia exemplifies the best of the qualities and attributes that we aim to instill in Karapiro School students. We are very proud of Olivia and her achievements and we are privileged to enjoy her positive influence in our learning environment.”

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