Canowindra student Claire Wright has been recognised for her academic and community efforts after being named Canowindra's Young Citizen of the Year and the Cabonne Youth Ambassador at the Australia Day awards.
Claire attends Canowindra High School and holds the position of school captain.
At the completion of her HSC, Claire would like to study science with the aim to help farmers with sustainably practices on their land.
She was selected to participate in the National Youth Science Forum in Canberra, a program that aims to educate students in Year 12 with a passion and interest in science and encourages them to pursue this field.
Claire was one of ten students accepted into the TEN4TEN Leadership Dialogue program in 2020.
Throughout the six-month program sh ewas mentored by Federal Member for Calare, Mr Andrew Gee MP.
In December 2020, Mr Gee took to Parliament to speak about the people in his electorate.
It was here that Mr Gee read a Constituency Statement that was written by Claire.
Throughout the program she has displayed exceptional leadership skills and gained invaluable experience.
Claire was also accepted to represent the Central West as a Rural Youth Ambassador for Rural Inspire.
As part of this program, the Youth Ambassadors travelled to Parliament House where they presented their ideas to the Minister for Education, and the Minister for Youth and Employment.
As an extension of the Youth Ambassador Program, Claire co-presented a Youth Forum to the Year 7-10 students from Canowindra High School.
The goal of this forum was to promote a strong student voice at Canowindra High School.
Claire is an outstanding role model for her peers and younger students.
Her quiet demeanor and respectful interactions with all members of the school community is highly valued.
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