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Top academic achievers celebrated

On Thursday 27 April Golden Key Canterbury held its annual New Member Recognition Ceremony. The event was attended by 70 students whose GPA ranks in the top 15% of their college after one year or more of study at UC.

The students celebrated their achievements with friends and families at the ceremony.

Guest speakers included artist Marian Maguire and lawyer and UC Pro-Chancellor Sue McCormack, both of whom were awarded Honorary Membership to Golden Key Canterbury for exemplifying the Society’s values of academics, leadership and service.

Director Student Success Liz Keneti set the scene by acknowledging the hard work and dedication demonstrated by the students. Marian and Sue inspired the audience with their own personal stories of determination and perseverance, and reminded us all how important it is to balance hard work with self-care – to take time to breath, look after your well-being and reflect on your achievements.

Congratulations to all the new Golden Key Members for 2017!

Left to right: Sue McCormack (Pro-Chancellor), Marian Maguire (Artist), Jack Thomson (Golden Key Asia-Pacific Relations Officer), Liz Keneti (Director Student Success)
Left to right: Sue McCormack (Pro-Chancellor), Marian Maguire (Artist), Jack Thomson (Golden Key Asia-Pacific Relations Officer), Liz Keneti (Director Student Success)

Nominations for Youth Awards due

Nominations for the Youth Awards close at midday on 22 March.

The Ministry of Youth Development runs these Awards to recognise and celebrate young New Zealanders who have achieved outstanding results, as well as those who have made a significant contribution towards supporting young people in their communities.

The Award categories celebrate qualities such as leadership, innovation, giving back, being a change maker, and young people who have supported youth activities in areas such as the arts, culture, sport and the environment.

If you know a young New Zealander who is making a difference – nominate them online today.