ACCEPTING her award as Orange’s young citizen of the year for 2014, Elizabeth Clarke said there was no greater honour.
“Of course there is no greater way to celebrate than on Australia Day,” she said.
Miss Clarke, who is a student at Orange High School, was nominated by her principal David Lloyd.
Mr Lloyd nominated Miss Clarke for her exceptional service to her school and her involvement at many different levels.
The talented musician also participates in school activities as a student council representative.
She said she was pleased to be part of Australia Day celebrations which embrace a whole nation and to be part of the process which recognises people in many communities.
l Students of Kinross Wolaroi School were so touched by the bushfires which ravaged parts of the state in November they organised a number of fundraising events.
The activities aimed to raise as much money as possible. It saw the students encourage teachers to join in the efforts by getting permission for them to come to school in a role reversal - wearing school uniforms.
The various events organised by the students raised $3500 which went towards assisting fire victims rebuild their lives.
This year’s community event of the year was won by the organisers of the Tractor Trek which raised $180,000 to assist families involved with Camp Quality.
- Janice Harris