A student from Lake Joondalup Baptist College has been named as Western Australia’s overall Positive Image Award Ambassador for 2012.
Esme Keogh was chosen from a shortlist of high school students from across Western Australia, all of whom have already been named as Positive Image regional ambassadors for their education region.
The Positive Image Award recognises students who are positive role models for others in their school or the wider community.
Youth Minister Robyn McSweeney congratulated Miss Keogh and said she had been chosen for her leadership skills and outstanding fundraising efforts.
“Esme is a shining example of the positive contributions our young people make to communities across the State,” Mrs McSweeney said.
“As well as being a student councillor, Esme has been an ambassador for World Vision, raising more than $2,000 in just two years.
“She has shown tremendous passion for her local community, running a project that succeeded in the local council approving the development of a skate park and raising $500,000 in the process.
“The WA Positive Image Awards provide an opportunity for West Australians to celebrate the outstanding work our young leaders are doing and I would like to congratulate Esme on receiving this prestigious award.”
Last month 15 young leaders were named as WA Positive Image Award regional ambassadors. Miss Keogh was named as ambassador for the North Metropolitan region.
She was presented with the award at her school assembly last night and Lake Joondalup Baptist College will also receive 25 Fuji camera packs.
More information on WA Positive Image Awards at http://www.communities.wa.gov.au Liberal-National Government has supported organisations that provide positive mentoring opportunities for young people with $288,574 in Youth Mentoring Demonstration Program Grants in 2012
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