Winner - Abby Golden
Youth award winner, Abby Golden,17, is described by the judges as “an impressive young woman who has stepped into leadership roles in her school and community with a genuine commitment to make a difference in other people’s lives.”
Whether it is in leadership roles with St John Youth, Sticks ‘n Stones, the 40 Hour Famine, Students Against Drink Driving, or the Dunstan High School Student Council, Abby is an inspirational and exemplary role model.
Abby’s sensitivity, innate ability and dignity underpin her positive community contribution. Her success comes from hard work and taking opportunities.
She completed 700+ voluntary hours towards the St John Youth Grand Prior award she was awarded in 2018. She also volunteers at Central Stories and Ranui Rest home.
Abby is an accomplished academic and makes a major contribution to Dunstan High School’s musicals, performances and choirs. She has served as Alexandra chairperson of Sticks ‘n Stones, as a fundraising leader and on the national board.
Abby has embraced opportunities to lead her community and grow her own skills. Her trusting, positive and encouraging demeanour makes her an exceptional leader dedicated to doing good things for her community.