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Meet our new Junior Mayor for 2018/19

15 May 2018

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Introducing our 2018/19 Junior Mayor Alice Roberts.

On Thursday 10th May Alice Roberts, a Grade 6 Student from Parktone Primary School was elected by her peers as Kingston Council’s Junior Mayor for 2018/2019.

Alice, with the assistance of her team members, presented her winning speech in front of 300 peers, teachers, parents and friends. All students were asked to present their views and thoughts on the topic: ‘What does hope mean for our community?’

Alice informed her peers and the wider community that hope can mean anything you wanted it to and that it had no true definition. She further emphasised her speech with some important questions to the audience:

  • “How great would our community be with hope?”
  • “How great would it be if we worked together, to better understand each other’s cultures beliefs and personalities?”
  • “What if we displayed kindness, mindfulness and gratitude in our everyday lives?”

Alice further shared that “hope is the idea that change will be made for the good of our community. Hope brings us together, so that we are all close to each other”. You will get the chance to see and meet Alice as she undertakes her term as Junior Mayor until 2019.

Other students recognised at the 2018 Junior Mayor Elections for their efforts and presentations were:

  • Outgoing Junior Mayor – Tess Ashley was acknowledged for her contributions as she diligently undertook the role as Junior Mayor.
  • Runner Up Junior Mayor 2018/19– Amelia Lea from Dingley Primary School
  • 2018/19 Encouragement Award – Nedd Capp from Carrum Primary School.

Alice will begin her new term as Junior Mayor by swearing in at the next Ordinary Council meeting on Monday 28th of May.