Kirby Pearson, a Year 10 student from East Hills Boys High School, has been announced as the winner of the 2015 Banks Leadership Scholarship.
The Banks Leadership Scholarship was launched in 2013 by the Federal Member for Banks, David Coleman MP, and is given to the Year 10 student in Banks who displays the strongest combination of academic achievement, leadership, and community involvement.
“Kirby is an outstanding student who definitely deserves the Scholarship,” Mr Coleman said.
“Kirby excels academically and has many awards highlighting his high levels of commitment and dedication to his studies”.
“He is also dedicated to helping others and our community. Kirby is a school and regional Aboriginal ambassador and actively participates in programmes with Aboriginal communities”.
“He has also excelled in athletics, cross country, soccer and cricket.”
As winner of the Banks Junior Leadership Scholarship, Kirby received a framed certificate, an Australian Flag, a Constitution of Australia booklet, lunch and guided tour with family in Parliament House, Canberra, $500 towards educational expenses and a $250 book voucher.
Liana Siteine, a Year 6 student from Tower Street Public School, Panania was announced as the winner of the 2015 Banks Junior Leadership Scholarship.
“Liana is the School Captain of Tower Street Public School. She has a very strong academic record and is actively involved in extracurricular activities including debating, choir and netball”.
“Liana is a very deserving winner of the Banks Junior Leadership Scholarship”.
Liana received a framed certificate, an Australian Flag, a Constitution of Australia booklet, lunch and guided tour with family in Parliament House, Canberra, $250 towards educational expenses and a $150 book voucher.