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Two MRHS Students Presented Olympic Change Maker Awards

Olympic Changemakers

Students Ella Gaske and Lucy Payne were recognised this week for their work in the community by the Olympic Change Maker Program.

The Olympic Change Maker Program celebrates young Australians who drive positive change through leadership. The program specifically recognises secondary students from around the country who demonstrate the Olympic spirit – friendship, sportsmanship and striving for excellence.

Ella and Lucy were specifically nominated for their work with Griffith Swans Netball, Griffith & Barellan Netball Associations and their work with ConnectYOUth2680. Griffith City Council Youth Officer Lara Rossetto was on hand to present the award.

Lara presides over ConnectYOUth2680 and has worked closely with the girls over the past year on events like the Twilight Family Fun Night, the Rotary Club’s Christmas Hams Carnival and Glow2680.

ConnectYOUTH2680 is an initiative of Griffith City Council that works towards uniting the youth community of Griffith. The group aspires to make Griffith a better place to live, learn grow and connect with.

“If you’re keen to join the group,” Ms Rossetto explains, “We have fortnightly meetings where we talk about what events we should run and what hardships youth are facing and how Griffith City Council can address them.”

Congratulations on your awards, Ella and Lucy. If you’re interested in about ConnectYOUth2680 you can learn more about the group here.