Dec 16, 2014

Casey Youth Pride


46 students from 45 local schools were last night recognised at the 2014 Holt Community Spirit and Leadership Awards held at the Cranbourne Community Theatre.

The Awards Ceremony, attended by over 250 people included award recipients, parents, teachers and family members was conducted by Anthony Byrne MP, Federal Member for Holt.

“These awards recognise the outstanding contribution made by the students and the difference their hard work and dedication has made to their schools and the wider community” said Mr Byrne.

“On Monday night we heard outstanding stories of students going above and beyond to help others including from Casey Lowan who has been a key member of the “Helping Hands” catering group at Narre Warren South P-12 College. Casey was also involved in the “Walk for Andrea” – a VCAL fundraising walk from Narre Warren South to Flinders St Station spanning 48km, which raised over $5000 for Breast Cancer Awareness’, said Mr Byrne.

“There were many other impressive stories including Daniel Lightowler from Clyde Primary School who this year his dedication towards the community has shone through. Daniel is a member of the local scout group and the Clyde CFA,’ said Mr Byrne.

“Another example was sisters Rachel and Kelly Jones from Beaconhills College who in response to their, much loved PE Teacher, Scott McConchie, fighting terminal brain tumors; Rachel and Kelly completed a 20 km walk in around three and half hours, raising about $1700 through sponsorship. Sadly, Scott has since passed, nut he has been and will continue to be an inspiration to both Rachel and Kelly,’ said Mr Byrne.

“The Holt Community Spirit and Leadership Awards is an event which is run annually to celebrate the positive contributions young people have made in the local community” said Mr Byrne.

“It was a great honour to present these awards on behalf of the community. I am very proud of the local community and the inspirational efforts of our kids who are making our community a better place”, said Mr Byrne.

The gift voucher that recipients received was donated by the Westfield Fountain Gate Shopping Centre.

Media Enquires: Daniel White (03) 9796 7533

Full List of Recipients:

Alkira Secondary College Jorja Henry
Beaconhills College Village Campus Rachel & Kelly Jones
Berwick Fields Primary School Jaden Essex-Ball
Berwick Secondary College Mikayla Vincent
Casey Grammar School William Banks
Chalcot Lodge Primary School Keenan Ferguson
Clyde Primary School Daniel Lightowler
Coral Park Primary School Ky-ya Ward
Courtenay Gardens Primary School Tiarna Owen
Cranbourne East Primary School Steven Julien
Cranbourne East Secondary College Antuon Fau
Cranbourne Primary School Jade Toleafoa
Cranbourne West Primary School Ajok Malou
Dandenong Valley School Rhys Hope
Doveton College Natalie Puroku
Fleetwood Primary School Alix Rozynski
Fountain Gate Primary School Darcy Gibbs
Fountain Gate Secondary College Zulaikha Noor
Gleneagles Secondary College Awais Ahmed
Haileybury College Edrington Jack Forte
Hallam Senior Secondary College Taylah Budd
Hampton Park Primary School Saige Dupuy
Hillsmeade Primary School Maddison Howard
Kambrya College Raymond Murray
Kilberry Valley Primary School Brayden Hogan
Lynbrook Primary School Jasmine Barros
Lyndhurst Primary School Chelsea Tanti
Lyndhurst Secondary College Rhys Johnston
Maramba Primary School Madeline Vivian
Marnebek School Cranbourne Thomas Schmutter
Mary Mackilliop Primary School Jessica Cunningham
Mossgiel Park Primary School Mitchell Johnston-Young
Narre Warren North Primary School Abbey Thomas
Narre Warren South P-12 College Casey Lowen
Nossal High School Lillian Charman
Rangebank Primary School Abigail Eldridge
Southern Cross Primary School Bailey Conlan
St Agatha’s Primary School Jordan White
St Catherine’s Catholic School Courtney McLeish
St Francis de Sales Primary School Ashley Betreen
St Kevin’s Primary School Janidu Sampathawaduge
St Michael’s Catholic School Allison Hibbert
St Paul Apostle South Primary School Jerome Labutte
St Peter’s College Cranbourne West Dominic Williams
Thomas Mitchell Primary School Luke Gablek


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