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Global Messengers Class of 2013

The Class of 2013 Global Messengers graduated on 17 October 2013 after an amazing year attending workshops, fine-tuning their goals, and showcasing the work of Special Olympics New Zealand to community groups around the country.

Minister of Disability Issues Hon Tariana Turia praised the athletes at their graduation. Read her speech.

You can read more about each of them below and what they hope to achieve as a Special Olympics Global Messenger.

  • Andrew wants to give back to Special Olympics and his Club who have helped him so much
  • Eru wants to encourage other people to get involved with Special Olympics
  • Hayley intends to use her Global Messenger status to help her get into coaching other athletes
  • The first thing Jacob would like to achieve from being a Global Messenger is to overcome his shyness
  • Jason is looking forward to meeting new people and speaking to others about Special Olympics
  • Josie plans to spread the Special Olympics message far and wide,
  • Naomi is excited about the new skills she'll learn and experience she'll gain
  • For Paul Special Olympics is all about having fun and meeting new people
  • One of the things Stephanie's most looking forward to is meeting lots of new people
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