STUDENTS LEAD THE WAY

INAUGURAL ABORIGINAL STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS ARRIVE IN PARLIAMENT HOUSE

NSW Aboriginal Student of the Year Award winners will arrive in Sydney today to attend a leadership forum in Parliament House and meet with inspirational Indigenous leaders. NSW Aboriginal Affairs Minister Leslie Williams, who is hosting the students, said the Aboriginal Student of the Year is a new award recognising young people who demonstrate leadership within their school and local community. “These students are already making outstanding contributions in their communities and schools and this forum will give them an opportunity to meet with Aboriginal leaders in the world of entertainment, law, business and sport,” Mrs Williams said.

fiji-awardThe leaders at the forum include CEO of the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence Kirstie Parker, former Rugby League player George Rose and The Voice Kids singer Mi-Kaisha Masella. The Aboriginal Student of the Year title was awarded to 70 students in different electorates throughout NSW. The group attending the forum was the most outstanding from the larger group.The day will include a leadership panel discussion, one-on-one discussion in form of “speed dating” with leaders, a tour of Parliament House and a tour of the Aboriginal artefact display at the Australian Museum.

“I warmly congratulate these inspiring students and look forward to meeting them in Parliament House today,” Mrs Williams said.