Education: Pinehurst School
Student to Attend Youth EnviroLeaders’ Forum
Pinehurst Year 13 student Lars Thompson was selected from more than several hundred applicants to be part of a small group of College students who will attend the Sir Peter Blake Youth EnviroLeaders’ Forum in Christchurch.
Lars will have the opportunity to meet with other young leaders to discuss the many environmental issues and concerns that we face today. He will also have an opportunity to see first-hand the damage caused by the earthquakes, and the subsequent reconstruction of Christchurch. Lars has demonstrated a very strong interest in the environment since he started at Pinehurst in Year 7.
Student Qualifies for U.S. Kids World Golf Champs
Congratulations to Aiden van der Nist who recently played his first golf tour, the US Kids Local Tournament, qualifying for selection to play in the U.S. Kids World Championships at Pinehurst in North Carolina, as well as receiving an invitation to play in the World Junior Golf Masters in Las Vegas, in July.
A tremendous achievement on its own merit but made even more special given Aiden has only played golf for a mere 18 months and competed in the 8 year old boys group among a very competitive field to finish third overall. The U.S. Kids Local Tour Series is a co-sanctioned event under the U.S. Kids banner, aimed at allowing competitors from different countries to qualify to participate in the U.S. Kids World Championships in the USA, the largest and most prestigious golf event for kids under 12.
Pinehurst Year 10 student Stella Pearless, takes 1st place in North Island Secondary Schools Championships Junior Girls 800m.