28 Mar 2011

New Plymouth girl wins Gallipoli competition

9:19 pm on 28 March 2011

A New Plymouth girl has won a competition to represent New Zealand youth at the ANZAC Day service in Gallipoli.

Cervantee Wild from Sacred Heart Girl's College is the champion of the National Bank RSA Cyril Basset VC Speech Competition.

In a speech at the National War Memorial in Wellington, the teenager told how her grandmother lost a loved one in the war and spoke about the return of the unknown soldier.

She will travel to Gallipoli to recite the Ode of Remembrance on ANZAC Day.