Self­less Cait­lyn awarded Young Cit­i­zen

The Free Press (Corowa) - - FRONT PAGE - BY ALANNAH GREEN­WOOD

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.

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