03 Nov Academic and Service Award Ceremony

The Academic and Service Award Ceremony was held on Friday 3 November. The Nelson City Council Youth Volunteer Award was awarded to Indigo Levett and the Le Nedelec Service Award to Kacey Hutchison.


Awarded to Indigo Levett.

Indigo’s contribution to school life is well recognised but this award acknowledges her work beyond the college.

As a member of the Young Greens and having previously been chosen to attend the Sir Peter Blake Young Environmental Leaders Forum, it is not surprising that a lot of Indigo’s volunteer work is in the environmental domain.

Indigo has helped out at the Motupipi School Enviro day, co-organised a combined schools’ environment group forum (Maranga Tai) and is currently involved in planning an Environmental Sustainability Festival for next year.

Her love of performance arts has also had her volunteer teaching in children’s drama classes and the elderly have benefitted from her work at Kensington Court.

Indigo’s willingness to support others makes her a worthy winner and I would like to ask Councillor Barker to present her with this Nelson City Council sponsored award.



Experience tells us that it is quite often a silent achiever that accomplishes the most and that’s exactly how Kacey has gone about making her contribution to the life of the college.

Over the past few years, Kacey has built a strong service record which includes being a form class representative, an organiser of Theatre Sports, a house captain, a house leader, supporting NEST, being the face, the voice and the energy behind our Amnesty International group and being a Big Brother, Big Sister mentor.

Her service in the role of a Cottage Contact has been recognised as outstanding earlier this morning and her work alongside other students in one of our Year 9 core classes has been incredibly valuable.

Kacey’s disciplined approach and personal strength have seen her working independently in achieving strong results in her extra correspondence subjects as well as giving her the level of commitment required to become a CACTUS graduate. Her black belt in karate also speaks volumes for these special personal characteristics that Kacey possesses.

It is particularly refreshing when you come across someone who has the strength of character that allows that person to be comfortable with who they are. Kacey is one of those people and as such, she has gained the respect of all those that have worked with her.

Thank you, Kacey, for being an excellent role model and for your outstanding contribution to service in your time at Nayland College.

By Nayland College