George Penk

Class of: 2003
School: Kelston Boys High School
Scholarship Partner: Laminex New Zealand
George's outstanding efforts were recognised through the prestigious Colgan Scholarship award for all-round excellence in Year 11. With extensive curricular and extracurricular involvement, George won many other prizes which affirmed his all-round excellence.  Finishing high school, George aspired to study Journalism, Communications and Political Studies.

George's application to The Laminex Group told of a student who managed to juggle a broad range of interests in his life from Hockey to Cricket to Ceili dancing, winning speech competitions and debating and helping others. Working within the corporate environment of The Laminex Group, George has gained an understanding of business and HR, which he says that he draws on daily.

George studied a Bachelor of Arts at The University of Auckland, graduating in 2007. He then went on to complete Postgraduate papers in Theology.  George's personality and people skills show through in his job presenting the Late Show on the national radio station Life FM. He is currently a broadcaster at Rhema Media.