Ex Hargest Medal Winners

Ex Hargest Medal Winners

Ex Hargest Medal Winners


Special Olympian ex- students Grant McKenzie and Sheryl Saunders visited school recently to talk about their successes on the world stage. Grant (McKenzie) is the “Global Messenger for Special Olympics, New Zealand” and he has this role for life. He has had speaking engagements all over NZ.


Recently both Grant and Sheryl competed in the ‘Special Olympics World Summer Games, L.A., 2015’. Grant competed in the top division of the Weightlifting  and won:

                                                                            Silver for the Squat

                                                                            Silver for the bench press

                                                                            Gold for the dead lift

                                                                            Gold overall for a total of 405kg 

 Sheryl won: Gold in the Breaststroke

                      4th in the Backstroke

                      4th in the relays


We are very proud of their achievements and also the way they represent the Special Olympics movement. As Grant said, he never dreamt he would be coming back to talk to his old school about his achievements on the world stage.

category News
25 September 2015