Jerilderie students Lucy Simpson and Mia Nessen have been rewarded for their personal pursuits in the classroom and the playground, as the Murrumbidgee Council Jerilderie Little Aussie Award winners on Australia Day.
From Jerilderie Public and Jerilderie St Joseph’s respectively, the girls accepted the award which recognises commitment and endeavours of younger community members at Friday night’s ceremony in Luke Park.
On her nomination form, Lucy was described as a ‘‘student who shows the true qualities of a Little Aussie’’.
‘‘Lucy is a happy and polite young lady, with a bubbly personality and a friendly greeting for everyone,’’ her nomination read.
‘‘She is an enthusiastic and active member of the school community.
‘‘A keen participant in classroom discussions and activities, Lucy shows a great desire for learning, and always gives her best.
‘‘Her generous and inclusive nature ensures that all children of the school community are welcomed and included in playground activities.
‘‘She is a positive role model for all students.’’
Lucy was also honoured for representing Jerilderie Public School at the GRIP Leadership Day and other extra curricular activities, as well as her sporting achievements. In 2017 she competed at state level in the Small Schools’ Relay, and the 100m race and high jump at the NSW PSSA Championships.
Mia was also singled out as a great role model for her peers at St Joseph’s Primary School, specifically for her ‘‘kind and caring nature’’.
‘‘She is considerate of others in all she says and does,’’ her nomination read.
‘‘She is a pleasure to have in the classroom, and is a quiet achiever, with a highly organised nature.
‘‘Her impressive work ethic and diligent attention to tasks means she gets the job done.
‘‘Responsible and trustworthy, Mia can be relied upon by both students and staff.’’