Manning Valley Anglican College: Student Awarded Aboriginal Student of the Year
Maddison West’s dedication rewarded
THE inaugural Aboriginal Student of the Year for Myall Lakes is Maddison West from Manning Valley Anglican College.
The new annual award recognises young people who demonstrate leadership within their school and local community.
Myall Lakes MP Stephen Bromhead presented Maddison with the award at his annual leadership breakfast.
“Maddison is an accomplished student in year 10, who has achieved high academic results and a role model for younger members at the school,” said Mr Bromhead.
“Maddison is always eager to represent her school and community at Anzac Services and community gatherings with clubs such as Quota and Rotary.”
Maddison received a certificate and a gift voucher.
The top students from the award nominations across NSW will head to Sydney in August to attend the Emerging Leaders Forum, where they will meet with Aboriginal, business and Government leaders.
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.
“I warmly congratulate all of the award winners and I look forward to meeting some of them in Sydney later this year,” said Mrs Williams.
(Article published in the Manning River Times)