A colourful plea from 17-year-old Orewa College student Georgie Wilson won her a 10-day Spirit of NZ voyage, courtesy of Real Estate agent Karen Franklin.
Karen says that the calibre of students entering the competition was extremely high, with all of them being young people who give back to the community.
Karen interviewed the finalists and The Spirit of Adventure Trust selected Georgie from a shortlist of three applicants, saying they were impressed by her focus on ‘learning life lessons’ and being open to the experiences that may lie ahead on the voyage.
Her application was written in a range of bright, bold colours, which also drew attention.
This is the fourth year running that Karen has funded the fare of around $2000 for a young person who would like to go on a Spirit of NZ voyage but would normally be prevented from going because of the cost.
The voyages involve various challenges as well as helping to sail the ship and can be life changing, boosting the young person’s confidence and self-belief.