17 Nov 2020

Celebrating Outward Bound's 2020 Tangaroa Watch students

Celebrating Outward Bound's 2020 Tangaroa Watch students

After a lengthy delay due to lockdown, the Acorn Foundation was very pleased to host the 2020 Outward Bound Scholarship celebration on Wednesday 11 November at The Kollective in Tauranga. This year, 13 scholarships were awarded to students at local Western Bay of Plenty schools, plus Whakatane High, to attend the Tangaroa Watch programme at Anakiwa in the South Island.

Students are nominated by their schools and selected by Outward Bound staff members based on their commitment to their school and the community, with demonstrated financial need and an opportunity to improve their self-confidence. Dedicated Acorn donors and other local supporters provide these valuable scholarships to this 3-week programme that uses outdoor adventures and physical activities to build resilience, perseverance and communication skills which deliver life-long benefits.

Scholarship winners:

  • Charlotte Rowe and Daniel Weiss: Otumoetai College
  • Michael-Dean Palmer and Hayden Collier: Tauranga Boys’ College
  • Tegan Harris: Tauranga Girls’ College
  • Te Ariki Walker: Mt. Maunganui College
  • Jaimee McGahey and Santiago Sanchez: Papamoa College
  • Megan Cross: Te Puke High School
  • Sofia House and Charlotte Schnackenberg: Katikati College
  • Abby Stokes and Caitlin Berquist: Whakatane High School

Congratulations to each of these outstanding students!

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