Students from across the Holt electorate have been recognised for their contributions to the community.
On Monday 14 December, Anthony Byrne MP conducted the 2020 Holt Community Spirit and Leadership Awards in a virtual presentation ceremony via zoom due to Covid-19 pandemic restrictions.
This year marks the 19th anniversary of the awards, which acknowledge students who actively contribute to their school and their wider community.
34 students from 33 local schools were recognised at the online ceremony, which was attended virtually by award recipients, parents, teachers and family members.
“It is important particularly in this Covid-19 constrained year that we as a community celebrate the wonderful achievements and outstanding contributions made by the students in their schools and the wider community,’ said Mr Byrne.
“On Monday night we had inspiring stories of students who have embodied community spirit and demonstrated maturity beyond their years. Students who organised fundraisers for local charities, represented their schools in sporting competitions, participated in various ceremonies as well as represented their schools as ambassadors in the local community,” he said.
“In particular, one student throughout the pandemic, bought connection and familiarity to our community by writing scripts and filming herself for the virtual ANZAC service, virtual assemblies, virtual football parade, R U OK? Day, and virtual Remembrance Day service whilst still completing all of her work to an exceptionally high standard. Another student organised BBQ fundraisers at Bunnings in Cranbourne raising money for programs within the school, while throughout remote learning, she worked tirelessly to ensure the college community remained engaged and connected during the isolation,” said Mr Byrne.
“It was a great honour to present these awards. I am extremely proud of our young people, and I know that our future will be in safe in their hands with such inspiring stories.’All award recipients received a framed certificate.
FULL LIST OF RECIPIENTS
Barton Primary School – Caplen Dexter
Botanic Ridge Primary School – Eliz Szasz
Casey Grammar School – Lilly Hopp
Casey Fields Primary School – Scarlett Mills
Clyde Primary School – Desi Kohobange
Coral Park Primary School – Cailin Farrington
Courtney Gardens Primary School – Nastaran Mirzaie
Cranbourne Carlisle Primary School – Shujaat Haidri
Cranbourne East Primary School – Frederick Kiellerup
Cranbourne Park Primary College – Fatemeh Habibi
Cranbourne Secondary College – Josh Bradford
Cranbourne South Primary School – Jamie Bryant
Cranbourne West Primary School – Brianna Boehl
Hampton Park Primary School – Ineya Sudhakar
Hampton Park Secondary College – Eddie Vusic
Hillsmeade Primary School – Harrison De Koning
Kilberry Valley Primary School – Katiana Michael
Lynbrook Primary School – Lily Hughes
Lyndhurst Primary School – Harrison Hand
Lyndhurst Secondary College – Zoe Baltruschaitis
Marnebek School Cranbourne – Charlotte Pataki
Narre Warren South P-12 College (Junior) – Charlotte Nichols
Pearcedale Primary School – Alyssa Hansen
Rangebank Primary School – Tearo Johassen
River Gum Primary School – Jerry Cheap
St Francis De Sale Primary School – Daelan De Zilwa
St Kevin’s Primary School – Tapuitea Li-Rina Passi
St Peter’s College – Clyde North Campus – Corey Coupar
St Peter’s College – Cranbourne Campus – Emily Andrew
Strathaird Primary School – Siobhan O’Connor
Tulliallan Primary School – Hershey Montemayor
Waverley Christian College (Primary) – Blake Hewegama
Waverley Christian College (Secondary) – Bryn Howell
Wilandra Rise Primary School – Anishka Nanayakkara