NEW ROLES: Southern Downs MP Lawrence Springborg, Stanthorpe State High School principal Peter Grant and 2017 school captains Asbjorn Gaskell, Giorgia Caramella, Zach Knight and Liana Allen.
NEW ROLES: Southern Downs MP Lawrence Springborg, Stanthorpe State High School principal Peter Grant and 2017 school captains Asbjorn Gaskell, Giorgia Caramella, Zach Knight and Liana Allen. Liana Turner

New leaders welcomed for school year

A FRESH lot of leaders for 2017 have been welcomed at Stanthorpe State High School.

Principal Peter Grant spoke at the ceremony on Thursday morning, urging the school and house captains, prefects and student council members to appreciate the responsibility of their roles.

"It's a proud time for all of you, and quite rightly so,” Mr Grant said.

"To all of our 2017 students and particularly the students leaders, congratulations.

"Stanthorpe State High School's moral purpose is to make a positive difference to every student's life. As leaders, take responsibility for what you can do to make a positive difference to everyone's life”

Southern Downs MP Lawrence Springborg was also at the school.

In what he said would be his "last occasion” to attend the ceremony as a Member of Parliament, Mr Springborg congratulated all of the students who secured prestigious leadership roles.

The school will hold its swimming carnival on Friday, February 17.

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