Congratulations Afu Aleva - Another Selwyn Star
At the Stage Challenge event held in the Aotea Centre this week our wonderful Year 12 student Afu Aleva was presented with the Ministry of Youth Leadership Award. The award required nominations to be submitted to an independent judging panel. Nominations came from every Auckland school and so it is exceptionally exciting that Afu was selected as the winner. This was a well-deserved honour for Afu and she also engendered huge pride amongst all of us at Selwyn.
The content of the citation that was written by fellow student Emily Griffiths about her showed just how well Afu reflects The Selwyn Way. Here are some examples:
We are the Selwyn Team:
‘Afu would sacrifice her own time, and interests in order to ensure the best for the team’.
Aim to soar:
‘She continuously looked to push herself to do her absolute best.’
You and I we can do it:
‘For Afu it wasn't just about competing, it was about bringing together a group of students and encouraging them to explore and challenge their ability in a way that let them have fun and show them that they could do anything they put their mind to’.