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Dana for Miss Auckland 2016
Miss Auckland is an annual competition to find Auckland’s most generous young woman, and then to give her a platform that will best enable her to continue her charitable efforts and make a difference in the Auckland community. The winner represents the Auckland region at Miss World New Zealand.
Gilligan Sheppard are on board as a sponsor for Dana Rusk. Dana was previously selected as a finalist for Miss World New Zealand last year, after which she competed in Miss North Harbour and came first runner up. Then she was selected to go overseas and represent New Zealand at the Annual Miss All Nations World Final in China.
Dana does a bit of modelling, loves pagentry and giving back to the community. She is currently studying to becom a chartered accountant and is in the last year of her degree.
The charity Dana is supporting throughout her Miss Auckland Journey is LearnCOACH.
“So many high school students across the country do not have access to the teaching and resources that they deserve, and as a result they lack the tools to convert their passions and ambitions into reality.
LearnCOACH and its wonderful team are working hard to ensure that all youth have the potential to succeed regardless of where they grow up, what school they go to, or what kind of teaching resources they have available to them. Every single student has the right to a good and complete education.
I feel humbled to have the opportunity to work with such a brilliant framework, and one that is so critically important!”
Read more about LearnCOACH here.
Miss Auckland 2016 is proudly supporting Koru Care NZ. Their volunteer team work for no financial reward, donating time and expertise to make dreams come true for kids who have drawn the short straw. In some cases, they have cancer, kidney disease or heart problems, in other cases they have lost the use of their limbs or have serious congenital abnormalities. But they still have the capacity to smile, laugh and create good memories; they just need someone to wave the magic wand. Often, an injection of enjoyment helps to change a child’s outlook, which can improve day-to-day life. In making dreams come true for sick and disabled kids, they’re also helping their families.
Read more about Koru Care NZ here.