Waitaki Youth MP - Keryn Tubbs
The Waitaki Youth MP for 2016 is Keryn Tubbs, a 17 year old, Year 12 pupil attending Dunstan High School in Alexandra.
Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean said Keryn was chosen from a number of applicants who had shown interest in becoming the electorates youth representative for 2016.
The successful applicant said the chance to represent Waitaki youth was a fantastic opportunity to work with the other 120 youths selected to go to Parliament debating issues he is already involved in.
He also viewed working with his MP Jacqui Dean for six months as an opportunity to develop an understanding of how the youth voice and views are recognised and promoted within Parliament.
Keryn's wider experiences include captain of the Dunstan High School senior debating team, accreditation as a Kiwi skate coach, a pool lifeguard, a senior rower and service on the school council. Future career wise he intends to study law and work with the United Nations.
He says his most significant involvement with youth issues today has been with “Sticks and Stones”, a programme developed and led by Central Otago teens to combat cyber-bullying and social behaviour that is not in the best interests of young people.