THE future looks bright with 27 young people recognised for their commitment and dedication to their schools and local communities at the annual Auburn Review School Citizenship Awards last week.
More than 100 proud parents, families, teachers and fellow students were enthusiastic in showing their support for each recipient at a special presentation evening at Dooleys Lidcombe Catholic Club.
Auburn Review manager George Dagher said two new schools, Merrylands High School and Merrylands East Public School, were included in the awards this year.
“It was a full house and a great night, and we are hoping to have even more schools involved next year,” he said.
“These students are mature was well beyond their years and I can see plenty future prime ministers and community leaders among them.
“Year after year I am impressed with the award winners who are all striving to make their own dreams come true but still find the time to help others along the way.
“These young people will be recognised by the entire community as achievers and as role models among their peers now and in the many years to come.”
The awards, now in their 40th year, have been made possible with the support of LJ Hooker Auburn and Dooleys Lidcombe.
Director of LJ Hooker, Auburn, Themy Panagiotidis, said the students were “a real credit to their teachers, their parents and themselves”.
“It was a wonderful night and you could just sense the pride in everyone involved,” he said.
“The list of students’ achievements was very impressive.”
Dooleys chairman John Munce said the club was also proud and happy to be involved in the awards.
“We congratulate all the recipients on their achievements and are inspired by their dedication,” he said.
“Everyone had good reason to be proud.”