Top award for teacher

18:53, Nov 15 2012

Tokoroa school teacher Raylene Sommerville has become only the third person in New Zealand to receive an AFS award for outstanding volunteer service.

Mrs Sommerville, a senior teacher at Forest View High School, was honoured with the Gallatti Award - the highest international award for volunteers within the AFS worldwide programme.

AFS is a program through which students are able to spend varying lengths of time studying in other countries while being hosted by families.