Samuel Marsden Collegiate School Year 10 Digital Technology students Leila Barber, Linda Zhang and Kellen Zeng have won the 2017 TechHub CREST Challenge (Wellington region). The challenge was for students to come up with a brief to address a need within their school and then research, design and develop a prototype digital application in response to the brief. The girls developed an App that students can use to follow their House points, find out about school events where they could show support and add to their House points by attending.
ACG Strathallan rower Scarlet Billingham has been named Rising Female Star of the Year at the Counties Manukau Sport and Papakura Local Board Sports Awards.
Scarlet was selected by a panel of judges that included former All Black and local gym owner Keven Mealamu.
“I was shocked when they called my name,” she said. “I couldn’t believe what I had just achieved, that I had just hit the next level in my rowing achievements. I hope for many more memories like that to come. ”