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Emily Boud

Position:                 Office Assistant (part time)

Email Address:      emily@bodekerscientific.com

  • NZQA level one endorsed with excellence
  • Level one Drama endorsed with excellence; Level one Science endorsed with merit; level one English endorsed with merit; level one History endorsed with merit; level one Economics endorsed with merit. Level two Accounting endorsed with merit.
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills through multiple presentations around New Zealand in regards to Sticks n' Stones and volunteering.
  • Dunstan High School fundraising effort for Husk Cambodia charity, successfully raising $26,000.
  • Central Otago Youth Award 2015
  • Central Otago Trust Power Supreme Award -Sticks n' Stones.
  • National Trust Power runner up Supreme Award 2015.
  • Trinity College London Grade 8 speech exam endorsed with merit.

  • Working independently
  • Computer proficient
  • Extremely organized
  • Collaborative team member
  • Issue resolution
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Critical thinker
  • Time management
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point

More Detail About Me

My academic achievements to date are:

Level One NCEA endorsed with Excellence - last year I was awarded first equal in English, second in History and third in Economics, Accounting and Drama. I also achieved Level One Drama endorsed with Excellence. History, Economics and Accounting, Science and English were endorsed with Merit. I have just completed my Grade 8 Trinity Exam for Speech and Drama, receiving Merit. Subjects this year include: Biology, Chemistry, Maths 1, English, History, Drama and Physics. I love learning, have an open mind set, thrive on new challenges and I believe that effort and perseverance are the keys to achievement and success.


On a regional scale, I am involved with the following groups: Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD) - I represented my school at the Otago Conference of SADD held in Dunedin this year. I have presented to numerous Central Otago Rotary Clubs on several occasions and was chosen to be special guest speaker at Volunteering Week, helping to endorse this fantastic initiative in Cromwell and Alexandra earlier this year. I think it is very important that young people like myself are involved in these types of groups as we will be shaping the future of the communities we live in. In the wider school community I have contributed my efforts in many different ways such as being an active member on my School Council. I was a former member of our school choir, Dunstanza, for over three years, where I received a Bar Award and traveled to Melbourne with Dunstanza to perform in the Melbourne Eisteddfod. I participate in my school's Philosophy Club, Senior Debating Team and am also active in Model United Nations, as well as being in Dunstan High School’s High Performance Class and have actively participated in all cultural events that have been held at Dunstan High School since commencing study there in Year 9. In my opinion, it is important to take full advantage of all opportunities available to you at school and in the wider community. My involvement in the Alexandra community includes weekly visits to the citizens at the Ranui Dementia Ward and I am a support person for students at my school with a disability. When my school has ‘teacher only’ days, I volunteer as a teacher aide at Alexandra Primary School and also volunteer my time tutoring students who struggle with English. I have performed, helped out backstage and done makeup for various musicals in Alexandra. In 2013 I was fortunate to be able to take part in the Youth in Emergency Services (YES) programme in Alexandra and saw first-hand the outstanding job our voluntary emergency services do including the fire brigade, ambulance, search and rescue, and coastguard. This reinforced to me the value of volunteering in our society.

Being a founding member of the anti-cyberbullying group, Sticks ‘n Stones, my current position is Head of Media.  In relation to this, I have presented at local primary schools, directed YouTube videos for Sticks ‘n Stones and helped to organise and run community events across Central Otago including volunteering for Pink Shirt Day, creating a YouTube video for the organisation and helping Sticks ‘n Stones carry out its public celebrations by actively participating in Random Acts of Kindness day.   I have written numerous articles for newspapers such as the Central Otago Mirror, The News and also for the Sticks ‘n Stones website.  I am also a member of Webrangers and have worked alongside the Youth Forums in Alexandra and Cromwell, having spoken on multiple occasions at my school assemblies for numerous causes.

I have been a part of two groups (Dunstanza (School choir) and Sticks n Stones) who have both received the Jetstar flying grant.


On a National level, this year I jointly represented Sticks ‘n Stones at the National Trustpower Community Awards in Wellington, where Sticks ‘n Stones was named the Supreme Runner Up and have also featured in the documentary “Bullies” that was aired on Prime TV earlier in the year. I have presented in front of The Ministry of Social Development and The Ministry of Youth Development in Wellington.


In December 2016, along with 19 other students from my school, I went on a humanitarian trip to Cambodia. The aim of this trip was to build houses for the poor and spend time at an orphanage (also giving the children Christmas presents). We had been actively fundraising (since July 2014) and to date have raised $26,000 which has paid for 10 houses, 10 water wells and money for a Community Development fund as well as a donation towards a local Orphanage.