Congratulations to Year 12 student Oliver Bora who won the Academic and Leadership Award, in recognition of the passion and hard work he has put into his school-based start-up, Oliver’s Hens, and his work with the Byron Youth Chamber of Commerce, as well as his commitment to changing the future of education by giving back and inspiring other students.
Congratulations also to Year 12 finalists Bodhi Kruse, and Oberon Marriott and Year 11 finalists Jarra Launer and Ashta Hall-Hart. Jarra, Bodhi and Oliver were all selected for the Community Service and Citizenship Award; Ashta was a finalist in the Sports Leadership Award; and Bodhi and Oberon were finalists in the Creative and Performing Arts Award, with Oberon receiving a special mention for his skills across a broad range of areas, including circus, music and drama.
The BASE Youth Leadership awards aim to empower young women and men in the Tweed and Byron Shires to strive for excellence through recognition, guidance and mentorship. At the awards breakfast it was great to see so many young men who are stepping up and doing wonderful things in the community, with finalists from 12 different local schools. Of the five awards categories, Shearwater had finalists in four.
We are very proud of all the boys and look forward to seeing them continue to do amazing things in our community.
Praba, Luke, Anna and Oren
Year 11 and 12 Guardians