Three local students were recognised at the annual Queensland Day Awards presented by the South West Progress Association on June 6, 2022.
The award was designed to commend and celebrate the contributions of local community heroes.
One recipient of the Queensland Day Award was Forest Lake State High School year 12 student Tony, who has been an active student leader since 2017.
Tony was awarded the position of Arts Prefect at Forest Lake SHS in 2022 for his dedication to the arts, particularly in regard to his efforts and support of the school’s youth theatre company FLAKE Productions.
As a member of the student leadership team, he had also been actively involved in student-led activities such as the Cross Country Colour Run, anti-bullying campaigns and Clean Up Australia.
Tony led the school’s movement to create a new Photography Club to support, encourage and educate younger students on how to use equipment and take photographs.
Tony has also provided technical support to Forest Lake SHS’s new Esports Program of Excellence by developing their digital documentaries.
Another Queensland Day Award recipient was Forest Lake State High School year 11 student Timothy.
Timothy has been an active student leader since commencing at the school in 2018.
He is a member of a number of student-led activities, including the FLAKE Radio Club, Cross Country Colour Run, anti-bullying campaigns and Clean Up Australia.
Timothy is also a standout leader in the school’s Tech Crew and provides technical support in all school activities.
Throughout his schooling he has also taken part in Instrumental Music Ensembles and public speaking events.
The third local student recipient of the Queensland Day Awards was St John’s Anglican College year 11 student, Lincoln.
Lincoln was recognised as a well-mannered, respectful and reliable student and was commended for his contributions to his college and the wider Forest Lake community.
Lincoln is involved in the St John’s Anglican College Performing Arts Programs and College Sports Programs at the school, and goes above and beyond to get the job done.
He was recognised as a natural leader who makes the effort to embrace other students and engage them in tasks that others find impossible.
Lincoln was described as an authentic student who strongly values family and community, which he consistently demonstrates through his actions.