Alisha is a model ci­ti­zen

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

d449702 PENRHOS Col­lege cel­e­brated a third suc­ces­sive cit­i­zen­ship win af­ter Year 12 stu­dent and school cap­tain Alisha McMullen was awarded the City of South Perth’s Premier’s Aus­tralia Day Ac­tive Cit­i­zen­ship Award for un­der 25s.

Alisha joined Penrhos stu­dents Erin Robert­son (2015) and Gil­lian Rack­ham (2014) as a re­cip­i­ent of the pres­ti­gious award.

Alisha was ac­knowl­edged for ac­tively pro­mot­ing com­mu­nity ser­vice to her peers and link­ing with var­i­ous com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions to fundraise and make char­i­ta­ble do­na­tions.

The phil­an­thropic stu­dent ini­ti­ated and co-or­di­nated the Tear Jar Pro­ject last year, which saw dec­o­rated jars of tea do­nated to South­care, Ju­niper Aged Care Fa­cil­ity, South Perth Meals on Wheels, a lo­cal women’s refuge and the South Perth Se­nior Cit­i­zens’ Cen­tre.

“I was very hon­oured to be the re­cip­i­ent of the award this year, not only does it in­spire me to do more in the com­mu­nity but it also en­cour­ages me to get oth­ers in­volved,” Alisha said.

“All it takes is a few car­ing peo­ple and an idea to do some­thing worth­while, even if that some­thing is sim­ply giv­ing some­one a rea­son to smile.”

Alisha has vol­un­teered for a num­ber of char­i­ties and is cur­rently plan­ning raise funds for the Es­ther Foun­da­tion.

Penrhos Col­lege school cap­tain Alisha McMullen.

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