Alisha is a model citizen
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.