Westlake winners at the AIMES Awards 2019
Wednesday, 4 December 2019
Tayla Woolley and Mae Everett
The annual AIMES (Arts, Innovation, Music, Education, Sport, Service to the Community) Awards were recently presented by the North Harbour Club and Charitable Trust  to outstanding young people in the North Harbour area.

Congratulations to former student Mae Everett (Year 13 2017) who received the AIMES Emerging Talent Award for Service to the Community.

Mae is currently studying for a Bachelor of Business at AUT and aims to gain a Masters Degree in Business Law to become an arbitrator. She hopes to incorporate this career with her passion for working with the community.

Her service to the community includes working alongside the Takapuna North Community Trust, the Takapuna Local Youth Board and Shore Junction – the developing innovation hub for youth that is taking shape on the site of the former Takapuna RSA. Over the past five years she has spent over 250 hours volunteering.

At the AIMES Gala evening, another Westlake student won an award. Tayla Woolley who is Year 13 2019, and one of our newest alumni, received the inaugural Ross Finlayson Award for Future Exceptional Leadership.

Tayla was the North Shore Youth MP for 2019, working alongside Maggie Barry and attending Youth Parliament. She was a fundraiser for Cure Kids New Zealand, and on the organising committee for the Auckland Schools Strike for Climate Change. Tayla was leader of the GirlBoss Committee at Westlake, and a member of Amnesty International.

Tayla is planning to study Law and Politics at Victoria University of Wellington in 2020.