19 June: School's in for more than 30 Year 10 students from across the Scenic Rim who have been inducted into Council's 2019 Youth Leadership Program.
School's in for more than 30 Year 10 students from across the Scenic Rim who have been inducted into Council's 2019 Youth Leadership Program.
The students from Beaudesert State High School, Boonah State High School, Tamborine Mountain State High School and Tamborine Mountain College were presented with their leadership badges at The Centre, Beaudesert on Thursday 13 June.
Deputy Mayor Duncan McInnes said the leadership program provided an excellent forum for an exchange of views between Council and the young people who represent the future of their community.
"Each year the students who take part in this program undergo amazing personal growth," he said.
"They will all gain new friendships, confidence and maturity and I am sure they will play key leadership roles in their schools and communities in the coming years."
Special guest speaker, Balter Brewing Company Brewery Production Manager Kerry Claydon welcomed the students to the program and wished them luck for their leadership journey.
Ms Claydon recounted some of her biggest leadership challenges from her 10-year playing experience with the Women's National Basketball League and explained to the students about her studies in microbiology which led to her career in brewing.
Participants in the Youth Leadership Program are under the tutelage of Former Olympian, and now success coach, Selina Scoble, to improve self-awareness, deliver effective presentations, make informed leadership decisions, and actively contribute within a group working environment.
Cr McInnes said the program was part of Council's ongoing commitment to delivering programs and projects that meet the needs of the region's youth and provide direction for future activities for young people in the Scenic Rim.
"I encourage the students to make the most of this valuable one-on-one coaching opportunity," he said.
Ms Scoble will mentor the students over six full days, presenting an interactive program culminating in the Youth Symposium in which the students will each have the opportunity to deliver their own presentation.
Students participating in this year's Youth Leadership Program include:
Tamborine Mountain College: Isabel Dunbar, Cooper Miller, Jacob Will and Cleah Sullivan.
Tamborine Mountain High School: Kyla Baumann, Caprice Herbison, Zachariah Stubbs, Richard Turner and Ebony Orchard-Reed.
Boonah State High School: Ella Faulkner, Ella Thompson, Britney Cumner, Kayla Gibson, Bridget Reid, Corrine Cause, Libby Stumer, Courtney Host, Lucy Quade, Jasmin Allum and Grace Vermeer.
Beaudesert State High School: Caleb Redway, Chelsea Buchanan, Declyn Bidwell, Harper Tinsley, Jayde Stretton, Joel Thornton, Josh Anderson, Rebecca Fillery, Reece Lubach, Liam Goeldner and Jade Freiberg.
Published: 19 June 2019