Winmalee High School student Georgia Chapman has been named winner of Lower Blue Mountains Rotary’s Outstanding Youth Award for 2016.
Georgia and her father Richard attended a recent meeting of the Rotary Club where the brilliant young speaker received her special award citation.
In her acceptance speech, she urged young people everywhere to appreciate what they have in life and be continually available to help those less fortunate.
She told of her emotional involvement in gathering clothing and essential hygiene items for the homeless in Penrith and of her aim to continue to live a life of service to others.
Lower Blue Mountains Rotarians and guests enjoyed the program for the special ‘youth speaks’ evening at Emu Plains Sports Club put together by the club’s youth director Glenn Anslow.
Two young graduates from the Rotary Program of Youth Enrichment (RYPEN) – Ben Bradshaw of Nepean High School and Mitch Hawes of Winmalee High School – told of their great experiences at the recent District RYPEN Seminar.
Marinella Rose of Winmalee High School recounted the lasting benefit of her attendance at the Science Experiment School whilst Calvin Canterbury of St Dominic’s College in Penrith was presented to the gathering as the club’s next youth exchange student.
There was a special highlight to the meeting when the club honoured youth director Glenn with Paul Harris Fellow Recognition for his outstanding service in recent years.