ABORIGINAL STUDENT OF THE YEAR FOR RIVERSTONE ELECTORATE
Written on the 21 June 2016 by Kevin ConollyMember for Riverstone, Mr Kevin Conolly MP today announced the inaugural 2016 Aboriginal Student of the Year award for the electorate of Riverstone. There are 2 winners on this ocassion:
Jasmine Langworthy from Glenwood High School, and Kirra Bundy from St John Paul II Catholic College.The Aboriginal Student of the Year is a new annual award recognising young people who demonstrate leadership within their school and local community.
"As Member for Riverstone, I was delighted to nominate both Jasmine Langworthy and Kirra Bundy for this award and congratulate both of them on their achievement," said Mr Conolly."Both Jasmine and Kirra are well respected by their peers and provide great role models for young indigenous people in our community." Mr Conolly said.
As recognition of their achievements the Aboriginal Students of the Year for Riverstone will receive a certificate and a gift voucher.As an outstanding nomination, Jasmine Langworthy has been selected in the top 20 nominations across NSW who will head to Parliament House on
3 August to attend the Emerging Leaders Forum, where they will meet with Aboriginal, business and Government leaders.
Today, Mr Conolly joined the Minister to congratulate and present Jasmine Langworthy personally with her award and invitation to attend the Emerging Aboriginal Leaders Program.Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Leslie Williams, said the award program recognises emerging leaders, rewards students' commitment to their local community and connects students to community leaders and role models.
"The Aboriginal Student of the Year award highlights the outstanding contributions that young leaders are making in their local communities across the State," said Mrs Williams."I warmly congratulate all of the award winners and I look forward to meeting some of them in Sydney later this year."
Author: Kevin Conolly
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