June 9, 2023

Mackenzie Fowler – Ministry of Social Development Funding. Bachelor of Arts – Victoria University

Mackenzie has a passion and drive for education. Having been the only out Queer person during their high school experience Mackenzie knows the power and influence of teachers. Believing every student at all learning institutions should be safe and inspirational their career aspiration is to become a secondary school teacher with the aim of revitalising education.
June 9, 2023

Ruby Bray – Countdown Scholarship. Bachelor of Arts Majoring in Sociology – University of Auckland

Ruby identifies as a lesbian woman and is from West Auckland. Passionate about promoting acceptance for Rainbow people in West Auckland, Ruby has been involved in many projects in the region. Ruby was the youth MP for Te Atatu, where she got to represent her community on a national scale. She also used this platform to create “Rainbow Westies” which is now an annual event.