The City has a new Junior Mayor with Aquinas College’s Kiera Kay sworn in today.
Supporting Ms Kay will be Deputy Junior Mayor Annalisa Choy, a volunteer lifesaver and student from All Saints Anglican School.
Mayor Tom Tate congratulated the students on their appointments.
“Our Junior Council program provides an important voice for the city’s young people. It gives our future leaders an opportunity to learn about their community as well as the importance of local government,” he said.
“It also helps those involved hone their public speaking skills and work on becoming better negotiators and community representatives.”
Other members of the 2021 Junior Council Executive are:
• Riley Knowles – Queensland Academies – Health Sciences Campus
• Lachlan McCure – Emmanuel College
• Charli Horchner Queensland Academies – Health Sciences Campus
• Ethan Bryson – Varsity College
• Zendrix Castanares – Helensvale State High School
Junior Council, now in its 29th year, provides an opportunity for young people to exchange ideas, discuss community issues and provide input into city planning, programs and services. It helps develop key skills such as communication, leadership and program development.
Nomination for Junior Council is through a membership process, with each school invited to select students to participate.
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