Thursday, 22 September 2011

From The Newsletter

Another example of the Lasallian spirit alive and well in the current generation.

Nick Hopkins in Yr 13 received an award from Volunteering New Plymouth at a Volunteer Recognition
Awards Evening Monday 12 September.

Nick was nominated by the NZ Red Cross Volunteer
Centre. Their nomination was as follows:

ʻNick is one of our talented young volunteers and has been solely responsible over the past 2 years for adding an innovative level to our very successful ʻno
limitsʼ youth programme. Nick designed the logo for the programme, designed the website, supervised and lead a team who videoed and photographed the
programme then he edited all of the footage and sound tracks, uploaded to You Tube, Face Book and the Website during the programme so that participants
and caregivers could relive the experience almost immediately. Nick spent hundreds of hours producing DVDs for participants and all of this whilst
undertaking study and exams during his Year 12 and 13 at Francis Douglas Memorial College. 

His professionalism, leadership and attention to detail belies his age. Nick also volunteers huge amounts of time with the NP Little Theatre. During the “No Limits 2011” Nick was spending the day with the group and then rushing to the theatre to do sound and lighting for a show.ʼ 

Karen Lawson – the manager of Red Cross Taranaki finished her nomination by saying – “I believe the voluntary work that Nick does probably goes unrewarded as he is such a quiet achiever. A truly deserving young recipient of this award”.

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