Queens hon­our

Kalamunda Reporter - - Front Page -

LES­MUR­DIE Girl Guides Tamzin Bowe (18), Krys­tal Adri­ano (17) and Bri­anna Grant (17) have earned the Queens Award for their achieve­ments with the or­gan­i­sa­tion.

Girl Guide leader Colleen Grant said the trio had worked hard to win the high­est ac­co­lade in the sys­tem.

“The three young women have chal­lenged them­selves in both the gold en­deav­our and the in­ter­est and fo­cus achieve­ments,” Mrs Grant said.

“I am very pleased with what they have done in cook­ery, pot­tery and scrap­book­ing along with their out­door lead­er­ship and art achieve­ments.

“They also cov­ered prom­ise and law, guid­ing traditions, ser­vice, out­doors, world guid­ing, pa­trol sys­tem and lead­er­ship in the two parts of the awards, which can also be ac­cred­ited to­wards the WA Cer­tifi­cate of Ed­u­ca­tion (WACE).”

Mrs Grant said the girls were peer as­sessed, which could be con­fronting.

“It pro­vides an op­por­tu­nity for ex­tra­or­di­nary per­sonal de­vel­op­ment and greater self­aware­ness,” she said.

Kalamunda MLA Matthew Hughes was in­vited to a cer­e­mony at their hall recog­nis­ing their awards which have not been given to any­one in the Perth Hills for decades.

“This is the first time in 22 years that the time put in to achieve the Queens Award has been suc­cess­ful in the Kalamunda area,” he said.

Mr Hughes said Girl Guides of­fered youth a won­der­ful role model of lead­er­ship for later life.

“In­volve­ment in Girl Guides grows com­pas­sion and cit­i­zen­ship,” he said.

“Car­ing for peo­ple and na­ture is cen­tral to their ac­tiv­i­ties.”

Tamzin Bowe, Krys­tal Adri­ano and Bri­anna Grant at the cer­e­mony.

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