MEMBERS STATEMENTS: WERRIBEE ELECTORATE ENDEAVOUR AWARDS
Mr PALLAS (Treasurer) (09:46:01) — I rise to speak about the Endeavour Awards ceremony held at Parliament House on 25 February with secondary school students and their families from the Werribee electorate. These awards are about more than educational achievement; they are about a student’s character, their attitudes and their service to the community. It was inspiring to meet these fine young leaders. Good character is something we can nurture in young people, but often a person’s character is revealed in trying circumstances when life hands them things outside of their control. Many of these students exhibit a maturity above their years, possessing a steely determination to continue to work hard and be of service to others. To the house I acknowledge the award recipients: Tiffany Cammayo from MacKillop College Werribee, Will Hingley-Faccin from Warringa Park School, Louis-Jak Middlebrook from Wyndham Central College, Brodie Ogluszko from Manor Lakes P–12 College and Laura Rankin from Werribee Secondary College. They are worthy recipients not just for their hard work but for the qualities they possess: their grit, drive and sense of community. These are the things that will hold them in good stead for the future, and I wish them all the very best.