Little Aussie surprise for Chloe
Young role model Chloe Rorato (pictured) was selected as the Little Aussie for St Joseph’s at the Jerilderie Australia Day Awards on Saturday night.
The 10 year-old was casually sitting back with her family enjoying the evening when she received the shock announcement.
In her citation Chloe is described as ‘‘always considerate of her peers, and gladly assists staff and other students whenever she can’’.
She said it was amazing to be the Little Aussie for St Joseph’s and emphasised it was an ‘‘awesome’’ school.
‘‘I had no idea and I couldn’t believe it; it was so cool,’’ she said.
‘‘It’s an awesome school, with awesome teachers and kids. I just love it.’’
Chloe said among her most exciting activities last year were dancing and playing the trumpet.
‘‘The diocese said every kid should have a right to play an instrument so they started that in 2016.
‘‘I wanted to play an instrument because I thought it would be cool to read music and they picked me for the trumpet; I love playing it.
‘‘I was in my first dance contest as well. There were about 100 kids and amazing costumes and all the teachers were nice; it was a lot of fun.’’
Her favourite style is the cartwheeling acro dance.
Cath Rorato was quite a happy mother, saying she was ‘‘very proud’’ of her daughter.
‘‘You just hope they’re happy and enjoying what they do,’’ she said.
Little Aussie recognises the commitment and endeavours of younger community members.
The award sees one pupil from both the Jerilderie Public and St Joseph’s Primary selected on merit for their contributions to the school.