Top recognition for leaders of tomorrow

AUSTRALIA’S leaders of tomorrow could be among the 21 outstanding primary and high school students who have been recognised at this year’s Auburn Review School Citizenship Awards.

Now in their 43rd year, the awards pay tribute to young individuals who display qualities of leadership, a positive attitude, co-operation, reliability and consideration towards others.
Manager George Dagher said the Auburn Review had made it a priority to recognise our local young people for over four decades because they were the future of this nation.
“We are happy to show our appreciation to the students who have demonstrated excellence either in community service, academically or on the sports field,” he said.
“It was a great night with everyone so happy and excited, I could read a story of success on every student’s face.
“I would like to congratulate all students and thank parents and teachers for their attendance and encouragement.”
Mr Dagher also thanked major sponsors Dooleys Lidcombe Catholic Club and Laing and Simmons Auburn Lidcombe for their continued support.
Dooleys Chairman John Munce said the quality of the young men and women always amazed him.
“This is an initiative that Dooleys is happy to be involved in every year because these are the young people that will be our leaders of tomorrow and we need to encourage them,” he said.
“We believe that an investment in our children is an investment in the future.
“Our heartfelt congratulations to all the award winners and their proud families.”
Laing and Simmons Sales Manager Costi D’Bais, who is a former Berala Public School student, said the award winners were a very impressive line-up and a credit to their schools and families.
“It was such a harmonious, multicultural gathering and there was so much love in the room; the rest of the world could take a leaf out of their book,” he said.
“Our future looks to be in very good hands, I could see plenty of upcoming prime ministers and community leaders among them.”