Tessa Nicholson

Tessa Nicholson

Stage 1

Sport Conservation Community Volunteering

Hi, my name is Tessa and people tend to describe me as a driven teenager who has an adventurous spirit. I am 17 years old and am currently in my last year of school at Morrinsville College.

I love continuing to push myself through challenges and enjoy the incredible outdoors. You will most likely find me in the ocean or lake. From a young age, I fell in love with sailing and joined Cambridge Young Mariners where I was able to share my interests with a large group. I also have a passion for paddle boarding last year I participated in a 26km paddle boarding race, crossing the finish line of an unforgettable journey that left me craving my next adventure.

I love spending time in the NZ bush and have completed many of the great walks around New Zealand. My passion for tramping came from the work I have done for the last few years to complete my Duke Of Edinburgh. I have also recently completed my Queen's Guide award which was a huge accomplishment after 13 years of hard work.

Throughout my recent school years, I have embraced leadership opportunities. From currently organizing my school ball. Being a part of our school's SADD committee and stepping up as a school Spirit Leader. I have also volunteered to coach Lacrosse for the past five years and have played the last 7 which involved instilling a deep appreciation for the strategic and dynamic nature of the sport.

My voyage aboard the Spirit of Adventure was nothing but incredible. Throughout the voyage, I made everlasting friendships and memories that will last forever. I am so grateful for what the Pinnacle Programme has done so far. It has given me many life skills that I put into my everyday life

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