Selfless Caitlyn awarded Young Citizen
Corowa’s Caitlyn Moore was named 2017 Young Citizen of the Year at Federation Council’s inaugural Australia Day awards ceremony.
Caitlyn, a year twelve student at Corowa High School, was recognised for her involvement in numerous activities, not just for the benefit of the Corowa High School but for the benefit of the Federation Council community as a whole.
Caitlyn was part of a group that planted trees alongside the bank of the Murray River and helped to promote and organise the river model sketch on a blank wall in Sanger Street to recognise the indigenous history of the area.
She ran a fundraiser for Coin for Kids with Cancer that raised $1207.62 and also assisted on causes such as Red Nose Day, Epilepsy and Red Cross and for the purchase of a flag pole to promote indigenous and multi-cultural awareness at her school.
She played a major role in the Anzac Day hologram production on the wall memorial and marched at the Corowa Anzac Day ceremonies.
Caitlyn has held the position of secretary for the District Student Representative Council and President of the local Leo’s Club.
She is a member of the Corowa High School Representative Council and of the Federation Council’s Youth Advisory Committee.
Caitlyn demonstrates a desire to help others, she is a leader and encourages others to participate and work together to ensure a project is successful.
“I’d just like to say that I am honoured to even be here at all and to even be nominated for this award,” Caitlyn said.
“Like it has been said before youth and the ideas that youth have and the contribution that youth make is what brings the future.
“Youth ideas are what builds our future and being able to contribute my ideas to my community is something that I am really proud of.”
Caitlyn Moore of Corowa was awarded Federation Council’s Young Citizen of the Year.