Youth Award winners announced

​​9 June 2017

Young locals were recognised for their outstanding efforts at last night’s Waipa Youth Awards. The annual awards celebrate achievement in academia, arts and culture, community service, leadership and sport.

Mayor Jim Mylchreest said the night was about recognising the efforts of young people and the positive impact they have in Waipa.

“Council has run these awards for 15 years and they always attract amazing nominations. This year we received 85 nominations and this year's excellence recipients are..."

  • Academic: Rebecca Goodman, St Peter's School
  • Arts & CultureJacob Gisby, St Peter's School and Katie Trigg, St Paul’s Collegiate*
  • Community Service: Luke East, Te Awamutu College
  • Leadership: Grace Lewis, Cambridge High School
  • Multi Achiever: Sam Monkley, Cambridge High School
  • Sport: Ellesse Andrews, St Peter’s School

The evening was hosted at St Peter’s School, Cambridge and featured guest speaker, Olympian athlete Nikki Hamblin. The Waipa Youth Council were MCs for the evening, including students from St Peter’s School, Te Awamutu College and Cambridge High School.

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Each year the awards are supported by Waipa’s community with Te Awamutu and Cambridge Rotary Clubs, CMYK, Cambridge Lions, Business Networking International and Storey Sport coming on board to ensure the Awards can happen each year.

The awards were open to students aged 14-18 who live, or have attended school in Waipa. For the full list of recipients visit

*Student at St Paul’s Collegiate, resides in Waipa.

For more information, contact: Amber Diprose 027 404 0836

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