A YOUNG woman who successfully combines her considerable sporting commitments with her studies and community activities is Cabonne Council’s youth ambassador for 2013.
The first role for Cudal’s Sarah White will be to accompany Cabonne’s Australia Day ambassador Countess Natalie Faber-Castell and mayor Ian Gosper to Australia Day celebrations in three villages.
The official Australia Day party will participate in ceremonies in Cumnock, Molong and Eugowra on Saturday.
Cr Gosper said he was delighted council had chosen Sarah as its youth ambassador this year, describing her as an outstanding individual.
“Sarah demonstrates excellent leadership skills and is particularly well regarded in her school and the wider community,” Cr Gosper said.
“Along with her friendly disposition and engaging manner, Sarah’s leadership and personal qualities make her a valuable member of any team - on or off the sporting field.”
A year 11 student at James Sheahan Catholic High School in Orange, Sarah has played a keen role in the peer tutoring program, helping year 7 students with their reading and has coached a year 6 netball team.
Outside school, Sarah has been involved with Aboriginal events throughout the community, takes part in NAIDOC Week activities and raises funds for netball clubs.
She has played representative netball for Condobolin and Blayney and played for CYMS in the Orange third division competition. She is also a member of the Molong Bullettes Austag team.