Guy McDonald

Guy, 17, is heading into year 13 at Timaru Boys High School. He is an active, motivated all-rounder who especially enjoys studying biology. He has competed internationally in Inline Speed Skating and has a passion for all outdoor activities. Guy has his PADI open water diving certificate and enjoys spending his free time snorkelling while exploring the underwater world of New Zealand.

Guy has volunteered in many local environmental projects from a young age including pest eradication, monitoring endangered species and invasive weed control. As a result, he was presented with the 2015 Forest and Bird Youth Environmentalist of the Year Award. He has also completed his Bronze & Silver Duke of Edinburgh awards and is in the process in completing his Gold award. Guy is a peer support leader and was student rep for some of the year. When Guy finishes school, he plans to go to university to study wildlife management, ecology and statistics and continue with conservation work as a future career.