Speeches in­spire col­lege lead­ers

Whitsunday Times - - SCHOOL NEWS -

THEY watched Martin Luther King’s “I had a dream” speech and Wil­liam Wal­lace’s rous­ing call to arms from the film Brave­heart.

The stu­dents of Whit­sun­day Chris­tian Col­lege were then called up and pre­sented to the school as lead­ers of 2016.

Melissa Han­ra­han pinned a badge to their ties as dot­ing par­ents took pho­tos be­fore the lead­ers were ap­plauded by the whole school.

Jes­sica Cook was one stu­dent cho­sen to lead her peers and ju­nior stu­dents.

She said she was ex­cited about set­ting an ex­am­ple.

“I feel like, as Year 12 (stu­dents), we should be great ex­am­ples to the younger kids be­cause they do look up to us and fol­low what we do,” she said.

Ms Cook said lead­ers did not have to have the pro­file of Martin Luther King or Wil­liam Wal­lace to make a dif­fer­ence.

“Ev­ery­one who is a good ex­am­ple ev­ery day is a leader too.”

Ms Cook said her role as a school leader would greatly ben­e­fit her once school fin­ished at the end of the year.

“If you can have peo­ple lis­ten to you and fol­low what you do. It is a good trait to have,” she said.

SCHOOL LEADER: Jes­sica Cook is in­ducted as a school leader.

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