I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life as I was nearing the end of my schooling at Orewa College, but I was blessed to be placed in Ms. Hesford’s Media Studies class two years running (years 12 & 13), where I was instilled with a passion for all things media. Ms. Hesford’s high standards and energy for the subject where infectious and I truly loved my time in that class. I’ve now worked in the media industry for the past 5 years, after having graduating with a University degree in Media Studies. Thank you for the encouragement Ms. Hesford, you’re a gem.
Dear Cushla, thank you for being the most inspiring teacher in all aspects of my life. Showing me leadership, compasion, laughter and love. Most of all the belief and faith in me to become anything I wanted to be. Thank you for your enduring friendship, even now well past my years at school. Keep up the good work inspiring those generations still to come.