Rebecca-Rose, 16, is a Year 13 student at Hamilton Girls’ High School. She is the Student Council Captain and Student Representative on the Board of Trustees. She is a Ranger in Girl Guiding NZ and is assisting as a leader in her local Guide unit while working towards completing her Queens Guide Award this year. Her passion for the environment and conservation started at a young age and has grown with her involvement with community groups such as the Wairata Environmental Care Group, where she helps trap pests and monitor Whio along the Waioeka River. After attending YELF in 2016 Rebecca-Rose returned to her school and established an Environmental Group which focused on issues around her school and community.