Genevieve, 17, has started 2018 as head of service at St. Paul's Collegiate school in Hamilton. She is a boarder and lives with her family at Ohope beach in the Bay of Plenty. Living so close to the ocean means that she has grown a huge appreciation for the environment, especially the sea.
In 2017, Genevieve started a environmental group at her school as well as fundraising for The Sir Peter Blake Trust by running every day for a month with different leaders from around New Zealand. This year Genevieve is looking forward to setting up a community fridge in the area around her school - a project she has been planning for a while now.