Hero students win for efforts

ACKNOWLEDGING their outstanding efforts, 47 students have been presented with certificates at Blaxland MP Jason Clare’s 11th Annual Community Service Awards at Bankstown Sports Club.

With over 300 guests, including families and teachers, in attendance, Mr Clare said: “These students have all done something special that makes them a local hero.
“Hudayfah Ali, a Year 6 student from Bankstown Public, played an integral role in the school transition for a student who is in a wheelchair.
“Hayden Morris, a Year 6 student from Milperra Public, contributed through his business ‘Garden Gold’, in which he sells worm juice from his garage, using the money to donate to charities.
“Year 11 student Maya Alameddine from Auburn Girls High, co-organised the Bi-weekly Breakfast Club, as well as volunteering her time to various causes.
“And our youngest student, Ella Yaghi, a Year 2 student from Sefton Infantsl, assists in the operation of weekly stalls to raise funds for charities.
“I congratulate and thank all the students for their efforts.”
Guest speaker was a very special student, Alexia Plakidis, who captivated all.
Inspired by her dad who had cancer almost 20 years ago, Alexia decided to make a difference by raising money for the Starlight Foundation.
She promised that if she raised $10,000, she would cut off her long hair and did so last week when she hit her goal.