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Ōtaki College rewarded for World Vision 40 hour famine effort

posted 4 Aug 2015, 22:15 by OC Web   [ updated 4 Aug 2015, 22:17 ]
The Otaki College World Vision Student team set a target to raise $3000 to support people living in poverty in Bangladesh. The student team visited all form classes distributing 40 hour famine booklets and wristbands to students. Large numbers of students became involved in the famine. This included no eating, talking or technology for 40 hours.

Students who raised over $100 were recognised in a school assembly with a certificate and kia kaha card. Special mention must be made of Ms Jess Wilson (Curriculum Leader of English) who raised over $1000 individually. Her total contributed to our school record total of $4033. We were placed in the top 30 schools in NZ and were this week awarded a World Vision scholarship for a Year 12 student to attend an all expenses paid leadership week in Auckland in the October holidays. The recipient of this scholarship is Kate Crighton. Kate has been involved in the organising team for the past 2 years and has been a 40 hour famine participant for many years. Congratulations Kate and all staff and students at Ōtaki College for both their participation and contribution through sponsorship.

Well done to the student organising team:- Clare Mcinerney-Heather, Isobel Cudby, Isla Gray, Tevita Kata, Erin McArley, Kyuwon Kim, Kate Crighton, Kaya Edginton, Cassie Lundie, Jess McArley, Sophia Kata