Queen recognises three years work

AFTER three years of hard work and serving in the community, three Warwick girls have been recognised nationally.

Warwick First Girls Brigade members Jemima Wixted, Amelia Holmes and Emma Clarke were awarded the highest award in the brigade, the Queen's Award, by Queensland Governor Penelope Wensley.

To achieve the award the girls had to work on a number of projects over the three years. They were relieved to have the awards in their hands last weekend.

“I thought, finally,” Jemima said with a grin.

The Year 12 student completed six months of voluntary service with the Warwick Christian College library and worked on a project focusing on creative art.

The girls all had to complete two panel interviews, six months of voluntary service, service in their local brigades, two initiative tasks, an assignment, a written exam and be involved in their local church.

Emma has assisted an elderly resident for her community work, and completed a creative arts project after compiling information for a number of months.

Amelia selected music as her subject for the project and has enjoyed assisting at Akooramak to reach her volunteering requirements.


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