Awards night acknowledges the courage of our children
PROSERPINE youth were presented with Children of Courage awards last Thursday evening by the Proserpine Lions Club.
Harley Brayford, Jarrah Kennedy, Emilee Rodgers, Trent Sylvester and Caelyn Dyson were acknowledged for their courage to live with a disability and their strategies to overcome difficulties and continue living a fulfilled life.
Proserpine Lions Club hosts the annual project to recognise youth who are disadvantaged.
Candidates are chosen by special needs teachers at local schools who are familiar with the difficulties these children have to overcome.
Proserpine Primary School teacher Margaret Perkins, who has been the liaison between the school and the club for at least the past six years, saw the awards night as an opportunity for the children to shine.
“They were very worthy of the award,” she said. The students were really excited prior to the evening and each of them said they felt honoured to receive their medallion and certificate.
Ms Perkins also said the audience was impressed with the event.
Proserpine Lions Club secretary Horace Lowbridge, who described this year’s awards night as “exceptional”, said the organisation loved to show their encouragement to the community’s youth.
“Anything to do with youth we love to get involved and show our support to any problems they have,” he said.
Mr Lowbridge said the night was filled with community support.
“The children were very well supported by their family, friends and teachers on the night and it made for a very enjoyable evening,” he said.