Secondary Schools Citizenship Award
The Secondary School Citizenship Awards, conducted in Queensland since 1999 and organised by the Order of Australia Association Queensland Branch, recognises the extra-curricular activities that young people do to improve the lives of all Australians. Those nominated for the Awards are role models for the whole student body and are fine examples of future leadership for the rest of the community.
Olivia Rankine, in Year 12, was nominated for this award as she has an impressive list of activities in which she is actively involved to bless the community. These include activities organised in her role as Missions Vice-Captain; competing in the extracurricular program at school which includes debating, mooting, volunteering to feed the homeless and the Dance Captain in the Musical; competing in the UNYA National Evatt competition; adjudicating at the Queensland Debating Union; volunteering at BraveLife; and volunteering at Aveo Retirement Homes.
Although Olivia was not successful in attaining her Citizenship Award, she is one of a select few of students in the Greater Brisbane Area and surrounds who was invited to attend the Awards presentation at Parliament House on 20 September 2019 to receive a Certificate of Community Service in the presence of His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC Governor of Queensland.
Mrs Joan Malan